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Whitaker talks sports, jazz in Pittsburgh

David M. Shribman (left), executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Mark Whitaker, American journalist and former executive vice president and managing editor for CNN Worldwide, discuss the rich history of African-Americans in southwestern Pennsylvania, as presented in Whitaker’s book “Smoketown.” (Photo by Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor)

By Alexa Marzina | For The Pitt News

February 6, 2018

Mark Whitaker is a Philadelphian infatuated with Pittsburgh. He is also an esteemed journalist who worked for Newsweek Magazine for three decades and became the first African-American to lead a national newsweekly. But that infatuation with the Steel City is what led him to investigate his father’s Pitt...

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