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Max Robinson
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    (May 1, 1939-December 20, 1988)
    Died in Washington, DC
    America’s first African-American network journalist
    Co-anchored ABC’s Evening News from 1978 to 1983
    He sometimes played the race card, accusing his co-workers of bigotry.
    He developed a serious drinking problem.
    He impetuously quit ABC in 1985 and went back to doing local news.
    He had a short temper and could be rude and nasty to those close to him.
    He suffered from depression.
    He was divorced three times.
    He was rumored to be either bisexual or a heroin addict.
    He kept his AIDS diagnosis quiet until after his death.
    He had a rich, melodic and soothing voice.
    As a newscaster in the segregated South, he was forced to report the news hidden behind a screen, so viewers could not see that he was black.
    One day, he removed the screen and was promptly fired.
    Before joining ABC, he produced several well-made stories on black inner city life in Washington, DC.
    He was instrumental in the Hanafi Muslim hostage crisis in Washington, DC in 1978.
    He challenged the network news executives to show African-Americans in a more positive light.
    Just as he got his life back on track, he contracted AIDS.
    Fellow ABC journalist Harry Reasoner snubbed his funeral.
    He said he was not worthy of the accolades bestowed upon him.

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