Ted Talbert

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Ted Talbert (1942 – January 22, 2013) was an American journalist, documentary-maker and historian. Talbert was born and raised in Royal Oak Township and attended Northern High School in Detroit, Michigan.

Career[edit]

In his career, as a writer, he served as an advisor for the Detroit Free Press sportwriters about black African-American Detroit.[1] Talbert was a close friend of Carolyn Franklin, and had a good friendship with Detroit's former mayor Coleman Young.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Talbert won five Emmy Awards for his work. In 2000, he was inducted as an official member of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.

Death[edit]

He died on January 22, 2013, of a heart attack at his home and is survived by daughter Jamile Skinner, son Ted Talbert, four grandchildren, and a sister.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ted Talbert, Emmy Winning Documentary Producer, Dies At 70". CBS Detroit. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "McGraw: I Met Ted Talbert When He Was Planning To Walk To Lansing -- Backward". Deadline Detroit Media. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "filmmaker, Joe Louis historian Ted Talbert dies at 70". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Journalist made films on Detroit, won 5 Emmys". The Detroit News. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 

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