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Richard Ben Cramer
Birth: Jun. 12, 1950
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 2013
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

Journalist. He began his writing career with the Brighton High School student newspaper, the "Trapezoid." He attended John Hopkins University where he was a writer and editor for the "John Hopkins News-Letter," and graduated in 1971 with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts. He attended the Columbia University School of Journalism and received his master's degree in 1972. He was employed as a journalist for several well-known publications, which included The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, Esquire Magazine, and Rolling Stone. His coverage of the Middle East won him a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1979. Additionally, his work as a political reporter generated "What It Takes: The Way to the White House" which is considered to be one of the seminal journalistic studies of presidential electoral politics. He wrote several books, including "Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life" (a New York Times bestseller in 2000), and "How Israel Lost: The Four Questions" (2004). He wrote and narrated several well-known documentary films, including "The Choice '92' (PCS Frontline, 1992), "Tabloid Truth" (PBS Frontline, 1994), and "The Battle Over Citizen Kane" (PBS The American Experience, 1995), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award. He also co-wrote and narrated a film about Joe DiMaggio, based on his bestselling book, as well as contributing to the scripts of the PBS series "The Irish in America: Long Journey Home" (1998) and "The Supreme Court" (2007). He died of complications from lung cancer. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
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Record added: Jan 09, 2013
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Richard Ben Cramer
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