Author and museum director James Cameron died last Sunday at the age of 92. In 1930, an organized mob of more than 10,000 white men and women dragged Cameron and two other black teenage men from a jail cell in Marion, Ind. The mob mercilessly beat the three young men and lynched two — Cameron was spared. He recounted this experience in his 1984 memoir A Time of Terror and later founded the Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee, which he modeled after the Jewish Holocaust museum in Israel. This interview originally aired on March 8, 1994.
He died June 15, 2003, of prostate cancer at the age of 92. His first film role was in Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt. He went on to star in several more Hitchcock films, later co-writing the screenplays for Rope and Under Capricorn. He also had starring roles in the films The Postman Always Rings Twice, Brute Force and Ziegfeld Follies. In the 1950s and 60s, Cronyn went to Broadway, often co-starring with his wife, the late Jessica Tandy. He won a Tony award in 1964 for his role as Polonius in the Broadway production of Hamlet.
We remember jazz bassist Milt Hinton. He died yesterday at the age of 90. Hinton was one of the great jazz bass players, having played with musicians like Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday. Throughout his career, Hinton photographed the musicians he worked with, and the surroundings he moved through. His books of photographs are "Bass Line: The Stories and Photographs of Milt Hinton" (Temple University Press), and "Overtime: The Jazz Photographs of Milt Hinton"
Jazz bassist Milt Hinton. He turned 90 years old a week ago today. Hinton is one of the great jazz bassists, having played with musicians like Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday. Throughout his career, Hinton photographed the musicians he worked with, and the surroundings he moved through. His books “Bass Line: The Stories and Photographs of Milt Hinton” (Temple University Press), and “Overtime: The Jazz Photographs of Milt Hinton,” (Pomegranate) have been reprinted in paperback. (REBROADCAST from 7/11/88)
Boston Globe sports writer Dan Shaughnessy who has written the new book "Fenway: A Biography in Words and Pictures." (Houghton Mifflin) The baseball park is scheduled to be torn down and rebuilt in early part of the next century. Shaughnessy has also written "The Curse of the Bambino," "At Fenway," "Seeing Red," "Ever Green," and "One Strike Away."
Neil Jacobson was a colleague of John Gottman, a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington, and a pioneer in the scientific study of marital therapy. He died June 2nd at the age of 50, from a heart attack. Last year he and Gottman co-authored "When Men Batter Women: New Insights into Ending Abusive Relationships" (Simon & Schuster). The book is based on their decade of research with 200 couples in which they observed the arguments of severely violent couples.
Peacock has devoted the last 20 years to saving the grizzly bear. Like many Veterans, he had trouble adjusting when he returned from Vietnam. He sought a life of seclusion in the mountains and it was then that he first encountered grizzly bears. Now, he performs research alone through the mountains of Wyoming and Montana studying the behavior, social hierarchy, and communication methods of grizzlies in their natural habitat. His books include "Grizzly Years," "Baja" a memoir of Edward Abbey, "Walking It Off."
Specialist in memory and language disorders, Dr. Barry Gordon. His book is "Memory: Remembering and Forgetting in Everyday Life." It looks at recognition, recall, memory blocks and the effects of drugs. The book also gives tips to increasing memory recall and dispels some common myths about the brain and memory. Gordon is a behavior neurologist, cognitive neuroscientist and experimental psychologist at Johns Hopkins University. (Rebroadcast)