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Black Movie / The Great White Hope #3590

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 03, 1969
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(Studio) Cassius Clay or Muhammad Ali plays title role in Broadway show, "Buck White." Parallel in Clay's career to boxer, Jack Johnson, who also turned to the stage. Johnson's life portrayed in show, "The Great White Hope," now to be a movie.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Hollywood, California) Johnson ignored the white man's world. Flaunted convention by living with a white woman. Scene from movie shown. James Earl Jones plays role. Jones, 37, had to learn to box like Johnson. [JONES - cites need for characters to be played as they were, not to be "white-washed."]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Reynolds, Frank;
Shoemaker, Dick

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