Journalist, reporter, and author Michael Dorman (1932-2008) was born in the Bronx, New York. He was a writer and editor at Newsday, a professor of journalism, and the author of more than a dozen books. When he was 17, he began working at The Wall Street Journal. According to Newsday, “he worked for The New York Times, Newsday, The Associated Press and Scripps-Howard after graduating from New York University in 1953. While at Newsday, which he joined in 1958, he worked as a reporter, assistant night city editor, an editor of Newsday magazine, and later, when he returned to the paper in 1982, an assistant editor in the “Viewpoints” section. His career highlights included covering the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the civil rights movement. Books authored by Michael Dorman include: “We Shall Overcome: A Reporter’s Eye-Witness Account of the Year of Racial Strife and Triumph” (1964); “The Secret Service Story” (1967); “The Second Man: The Changing Role of the Vice Presidency” (1968); “The Making of a Slum” (1972); and “Witch Hunt: The Underside of American Democracy” (1976).
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