Sir Harold Matthew Evans was a British-American journalist and writer. In his career in his native Great Britain, he was editor of The Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981, and its sister title The Times for a year from 1981, being forced out of the latter post by Rupert Murdoch. He was best known for his campaign at The Sunday Times seeking compensation for mothers who had taken the morning sickness drug thalidomide which led to their children having severely deformed limbs.
(Sir Harold Evans is Reuters Editor at Large. A former editor of The Times and the Sunday Times of London, Evans was knighted for services to journalism in 2004. Opinions expressed here are his own.) Reuters - Published