AKA Maxie Cleveland Robinson, Jr.
Birthplace: Richmond, VA
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: AIDS
Remains: Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-Anchor of World News Tonight
Married three times. When Roone Arledge reshaped ABC's nightly news as World News Tonight in 1978, Robinson was hired as one of three co-anchors, along with Frank Reynolds and Peter Jennings. After the death of Reynolds in 1983 the program was reshaped again, and Robinson left to anchor a local news channel, WMAQ, in Chicago. He died from AIDS at Howard University Hospital, at a time when having the disease was much less understood and much more of a stigma than it is today. Jesse Jackson delivered his eulogy.
Father: Maxie Cleveland Robinson, Sr.
Mother: Doris Robinson
Brother: Randall Robinson (activist, b. 6-Jul-1941)
Wife: (married three times, four children)
National Association of Black Journalists Co-Founder (1975)
World News Tonight Co-Anchor (1978-83)
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