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(March 11, 1929- ) Born in Brooklyn, New York. Attended Brown University (1947) and Boston University (1948); served in U.S. Army (1951-53). Worked as rewriteman for New York World Telegram & Sun (1953-56), newswriter and editor for NBC (1958-60), correspondent and Atlanta bureau chief for ABC (1961-64), and as a freelance writer (1964- ). Wrote column "The Old Sergeant" for Army Times for 12 years. Author of The American Serfs: A Report on Poverty in the Rural South (1968), Once to Every Man (novel, 1970), The Trouble I've Seen: White Journalist/Black Movement (1975), and two reports for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Cycle to Nowhere (1968), and Cairo, Illinois: Racism at Floodtide (1973).