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Mark Whitaker

Biography

Mark Whitaker

Mark Whitaker is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, MY LONG TRIP HOME. The former managing editor of CNN Worldwide, he was previously the Washington bureau chief for NBC News and a reporter and editor at Newsweek, where he rose to become the first African-American leader of a national newsweekly.

Mark Whitaker

Books by Mark Whitaker

by Mark Whitaker - Biography, Entertainment, Nonfiction

Published on the 30th anniversary of “The Cosby Show,” Mark Whitaker's book reveals the behind-the-scenes story of that groundbreaking sitcom as well as Bill Cosby’s bestselling albums, breakout role on “I Spy” and pioneering place in children’s TV. But it also deals with professional setbacks and personal dramas --- from an affair that sparked public scandal to the murder of his only son, and the private influence of his wife of 50 years.

by Mark Whitaker - Memoir, Nonfiction

An award-winning journalist sets out to trace the story of what happened to his parents, a fascinating but star-crossed interracial couple, and arrives at a new understanding of the family dramas that shaped their lives --- and his own.