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Director and Writer Gordon Parks

Parks directed the early black action film, Shaft. His son, who died in 1979, was also a director. The elder Parks began his career as a photographer for Vogue and Life, and documented difficult aspects of the African American experience. He's just written his memoir, "Voices in the Mirror."

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Other segments from the episode on November 7, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 7, 1990: Interview with Mickey Spillane; Review of Sharon Isbin's album "Complete Lute Suites"; Interview with Gordon Parks; Review of the made-for-TV movie …

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