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12.21.2010 | | Posted at 09:06 AM
By David Luhrssen
Not many American politicians in 2010 would describe themselves as �militant liberals,� but Hubert H. Humphrey wore the badge proudly. The PBS documentary �Hubert Humphrey: The Art of the Possible� (out on DVD) follows his remarkable career from mayor of Minneapolis, where he cleaned out corruption, and through the catastrophe of the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention, where he was nominated f...
12.13.2010 | | Posted at 08:07 AM
By David Luhrssen
Dapper and affable, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has become the foremost public spokesman for African American history. With his PBS series �Exploring Our Roots� (out on DVD), Gates begins his genealogical journey with his own people before broadening the scope to include Americans of many backgrounds. Yet in speaking of his people, he confronts a paradox. According to his family tree, Gates is mo...
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

Don L. Leistikow New Berlin

The article “No More Classical Radio” (Dec. 27) by Obie Yadgar touched a nerve. Yadgar’s thoughts and conclusions are right on target. I have been a loyal listener since WFMR was broadcast from Wauwatosa and did not carry very far. Giant strides have been made, including pumping up the wattage output.