Michael "Mike" Royko was a Chicago newspaper columnist, winner of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Over his 30-year career, he wrote over 7,500 daily columns for three newspapers, the 'Chicago Daily News', the 'Chicago Sun-Times', and the 'Chicago Tribune'. Originally a humorist focused on life in Chicago, he authored a scathing negative biography of Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley in 1971. He was an outspoken liberal until the 1990s when he moved politically to the right. Wikipedia*
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Mike Royko has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1990 Speech.