Book Discussion on My Long Trip Home

Mark Whitaker, managing editor and executive vice president of CNN Worldwide, recounts his childhood as the bi-racial son of an… read more

Mark Whitaker, managing editor and executive vice president of CNN Worldwide, recounts his childhood as the bi-racial son of an African-American, academic father and a French, emigrant mother. Mr. Whitaker recalls his parents strained relationship and their eventual divorce, as his father struggled with alcoholism and his mother faced bouts of depression. The author, a former editor and reporter at Newsweek and Washington bureau chief for NBC News, details his career path against the backdrop of his childhood and formative years. Mark Whitaker responded to questions from members of the audience at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in New York City. close

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Book Discussion on My Long Trip Home

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New York, New York, United States
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Jan 14, 2012
Last Aired:
Jan 22, 2012

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  • Jan 14, 2012 | 7:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 15, 2012 | 2:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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  • Jan 21, 2012 | 9:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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