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July 13, 2008
David Maraniss
Author, "Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World"
David Maraniss BIO:
· Washington Managing Editor, Fox News
·: Anchor, Special Report with Brit Hume

· "Death & the Mines" (1971)
· "Inside Story"

· Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, 1993
· Finalist for Pulitzer Prize "They Marched Into Sunlight"
· Twice finalist for Pulitzer Prize for reporting
· George Polk Award
· Dirksen Prize for Congressional Reporting
· ASNE Laventhol Prize
· Anthony Lukas Book Prize
· Frankfort Book Prize
· Eagleton Book Prize
· Ambassador Book Prize
· Latino Book Prize

· University of Wisconsin

Married to Linda Maraniss
Two children: Andrew and Sarah
Two grandchildren: Heidi and Ava


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Info: David Maraniss looks at the convergence of sports, race, and the Cold War in his new book "Rome 1960." He looks at the experiences of boxer Cassius Clay, sprinter Wilma Rudolph, decathlete Rafer Johnson and others. The 1960 Olympics were the first commercially televised Summer games, so the images of both the East and West were important to their leaders in this, the height of the Cold War. David Maraniss is an associate editor at The Washington Post. He won a pulitzer prize for National Reporting in 1993. His previous books include "First in His Class: The Biography of Bill Clinton," and "The Clinton Enigma," as well as biographies of sports legends Vince Lombardi and Roberto Clemente.

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