biographies

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5:24 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

"Cosby: His Life And Times"

Credit Simon & Schuster

He was a pitchman for Jell-O and got us moving with Fat Albert. He was the first black man to star in a television drama and gave fatherly advice in the TV show that bore his name and changed the way many people in America viewed African-Americans.

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5:06 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Issac Burns Murphy "The Prince of Jockeys"

Pellom McDaniels III is author of the book The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy

After nearly 120 years, jockey Issac Burns Murphy's winning record is still the highest in American horse racing history.  Though he won three Kentucky Derbies and set numerous records throughout his career, Murphy had to deal with the harsh reality of being black in the still deeply segregated South.

On this edition of Up to Date Pellom McDaniels III talks with Steve Kraske about his new biography of "The Prince of Jockeys" whose life and career spanned the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow.

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9:58 am
Tue June 5, 2012

The Most Trusted Man In America

Late CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite
Landov CBS

Many knew him as the “most trusted man in America,” but how well do you really know Walter Cronkite?

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10:53 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Elizabeth The Queen

Elizabeth The Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, is a biography of one of the most public—and yet most private—people in the world.

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