Saturday, May 25, 2013

Haynes Johnson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning...

...journalist, died at age 81. He and his father Malcolm became the first father-and-son writers to win the coveted award: 

[Malcolm Johnson] was a newspaperman with The New York Sun. For The Sun, the elder Mr. Johnson won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for his 24-part series, “Crime on the Waterfront.”

That series, which exposed the unsavory, often violent alliance of labor unions and organized crime on New York’s docks, inspired “On the Waterfront,” the 1954 film starring Marlon Brando.

P. S. Who has Venetian blinds in the back of his car?

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