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(July 15, 1938- ) Born in Chicago. Graduated from Michigan State University in 1960. Worked as reporter for Michigan papers Three Rivers Daily Commercial (1960-62), Muskegon Chronicle (1962-65), and Detroit News (1965-68). Spent thirteen years as Detroit-based correspondent for Newsweek (1969-82) covering such stories as the Kent State shootings, the Attica prison riot, Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance, and Appalachian poverty. Co-author, with Robert Kaiser, of Great American Dreams: A Portrait of the Way We Are (1979). From 1982 to 1985 was director of communications for Burroughs Corporation; since 1985 has specialized in coverage of the international auto industry and labor relations for a variety of print and broadcast organizations including Ward's Auto World, WXYZ-TV, WJR radio, and Wired magazine. Lives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.