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.


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]

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


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]


  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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