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Max Robinson

Max RobinsonAKA Maxie Cleveland Robinson, Jr.

Born: 1-May-1939
Birthplace: Richmond, VA
Died: 20-Dec-1988
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: AIDS
Remains: Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

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
Sister: Jewell
Sister: Jean
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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