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Billy Graham

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On February 21, 2018
Billy Graham is dead. Born in 1918 near Charlotte, North Carolina, just a small town at that time, Graham entered into an evangelical conversion experience in 1934 at a revival meeting. He attended Bob Jones College, which was then located in Tennessee, then transferred to the Florida Bible Institute and eventually Wheaton College, where he […]

Keith Jackson, RIP

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On January 15, 2018

There aren’t that many great broadcasters. Most are poor to middling. Dick Enberg was one of the few great ones who define my life of watching sports. So was Keith Jackson, who I especially trea

John Anderson

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On December 6, 2017

I suppose it’s worth mentioning the death of John Anderson. As someone who has thought a good bit about vanity third parties presidential campaigns, largely with pure contempt for them and the p

Dick Gregory, RIP

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On August 19, 2017

The great Dick Gregory, one of the most amazing living Americans, has died. Gregory was both a pioneering comedian who influenced people such as Richard Pryor and someone who was at the front lines of

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Rosalie Sorrels, RIP

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On June 14, 2017
The great, wonderful, amazing songwriter Rosalie Sorrels has died at the age of 83. I have been a huge fan for a long time. She was almost totally unknown except by other songwriters. She never made any money at all. But this was a remarkable woman living an really self-directed life. She grew up in […]

Powers Boothe, RIP

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On May 15, 2017

Powers Boothe is dead. Sadly, I guess this means that Cy Tolliver won’t be in the film version of Deadwood that may eventually happen, hopefully before all the other actors are dead too. Of all

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Robert Osborne, RIP

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On March 7, 2017
The much beloved host of Turner Classic Movies is dead at the age of 84. Osborne is the kind of person no one can really say anything bad about. TCM is probably Ted Turner’s second greatest gift to the world (outside of his massive conservation efforts in the West). It’s certainly a better gift than […]

Vo Quy, RIP

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On January 12, 2017

Vo Quy, the pioneering Vietnamese environmentalist and communist who not only convinced Ho Chi Minh to create Vietnam’s first national park, but also played a critical role in bringing his natio

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