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Author and humorist Russell Baker has died. He was 93.
He won Pulitzer Prizes for his humorous columns in The New York Times and for a moving autobiography of his impoverished Baltimore childhood. He later moved to television as host of “Masterpiece Theatre.”
Writer Russell Baker, ponders a reporter’s question during a New York news conference Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1993 where he was presented as the successor to host Alistair Cooke for the PBS series “Masterpiece Theatre.” He admitted twin worries: filling Cooke’s chair and looking good on camera. Cooke had been host of the program since it’s beginning in Jan. 1971. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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