An award-winning host and producer of public television talk shows.
He came to national attention by beating out Oprah and Ted Koppel to interview the mother of Jasper hate crime victim James Byrd.
Among his other accomplishments, he co-hosted some of PBS's most successful pledge drives with Suze Orman.
He was born in Binghamton, New York.
Roger Mudd, a fellow talk show host, was perhaps the most well-known of PBS personalities.