I almost never watch the network news, but I happened to be in the room when NBC News had a year in review video where it paid tribute to famous people who passed away in 2012. The people they chose were incredible -- probably 85% entertainers and sports figures and 15% government / military figures. And that is NBC's world. I vaguely remember there may have been one exception, but essentially there were no producers, no scientists, no inventors, no business people. Not even someone like Carroll Shelby, a business person who also had a place in pop culture.