Dorothy Kurgans Goldberg, 79, the wife of former Supreme Court justice Arthur Goldberg who was an artist, author and lecturer, died of cancer Feb. 13 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City. She lived in Washington.

Her husband was appointed secretary of labor in 1961, was named to the Supreme Court in 1962, and became ambassador to the United Nations in 1965.

During her husband's service in Washington in the 1960s, Mrs. Goldberg was active in helping young people train for the work place. She sponsored remedial education for public schools, art enrichment programs for gifted young people and worked on behalf of senior citizens.

Mrs. Goldberg helped organize Friends of the Juvenile Court, a group established to help curb juvenile crime, and was a founder of the Widening Horizons program, which was set up to help the disadvantaged find employment.

She was an organizer of D.C. Citizens for Public Education and had been a past chairman of the National School Volunteer Program. She also had served on the President's Committee for the Handicapped.

Mrs. Goldberg was a native of St. Louis. She graduated from the University of Chicago, where she also studied in the graduate school of social service. She moved with her husband to the Washington area in 1948.

She was an accomplished artist and writer and had lectured throughout the nation on women's issues, the individual and the United Nations. She was the author of several books, including "The Creative Woman" and "A Private View of Public Life" and a story for children, "Lola and the Moving Stairs."

In addition to her husband, of Washington, survivors include one daughter, Barbara Cramer of Chicago; one son, Robert Goldberg of Anchorage, and six grandchildren.


Veteran Broadcast Journalist

Joseph Nelson Benton Jr., 63, co-host of the daily USIA program, "America Today," for the past year who was a veteran CBS newsman and former Baltimore television news anchor, died of cardiac arrest Feb. 13 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. He lived in McLean.

Mr. Benton was a writer and correspondent with CBS News for more than 20 years before retiring in 1982. He then spent two years as a news anchor at WMAR-TV (Channel 2) in Baltimore. After that, he was a Washington free-lance reporter and worked for USIA.

He began his CBS career as a news writer in New York City in 1960. Three years later be became a correspondent and bureau chief in New Orleans, then in 1965 became a Chicago correspondent. From 1967 to 1968, he worked for the network in Vietnam. He was a Washington correspondent from 1968 to 1982.

He covered the White House, the space program and civil rights. Covering the assassination of President John F. Kennedy from Dallas in 1963, he was broadcasting shortly before Jack Ruby fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy's suspected assassin. In the early 1970s, he was an anchor on the "CBS Morning News."

Mr. Benton was born in Danville, Va., and served with the Army Air Forces during World War II. After graduating from the University of North Carolina in 1949, he worked in radio and television in North Carolina before joining CBS.

He was a member of St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church in McLean.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred, of McLean; a son, Joseph Nelson Benton III of Washington; his mother, Margaret O. Benton, and a sister, Kathryn Wyatt, both of Danville; and two grandchildren.


CBS News producer

Anthony Streuli, 43, a CBS News producer who was directing network coverage of the New Hampshire primary, was found dead Feb. 12 in his hotel room in Beford, Mass. A spokesman for the New Hampshire chief medical examiner said the cause of death had not been determined.

Mr. Streuli was a former Chevy Chase resident who had lived in this area from 1972 to 1986. He had held a variety of jobs here with CBS news, including such posts as executive producer of CBS radio news before moving to television in 1981. He then had been an associate producer of the "CBS Morning News" and later a Washington producer for the "CBS Evening News."

After leaving Washington, he became Boston producer of CBS news. He also had served as assistant chief of the network's London bureau.

Mr. Streuli, who lived in Marblehead, Mass., was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He graduated from Colgate University in 1966. He was a reporter with the Armed Forces Radio Network before joining CBS as a newswriter in New York in 1969.

His marriage to Sara Streuli ended in divorce.

Survivors include three brothers, Peter, of Lausanne, Switzerland, Konrad, of Bolton, Mass., and Mark, of Stowe, Vt.