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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:58 AM

Gil Noble dies at 80

Gil Noble, a television journalist who hosted “Like It Is,” an award-winning Sunday morning public affairs program in New York, one of the longest-running in the country dedicated to showcasing black leadership and the African-American experience, died on Thursday in a hospital in Wayne, N.J. He was 80.

The cause was complications of a stroke he had last summer, said Dave Davis, president and general manager of WABC-TV, which had broadcast “Like It Is” since 1968.

Though broadcast only in the New York metropolitan area, “Like It Is” attracted guests of national and international influence. Some were controversial. His interviews with figures like Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam drew complaints of one-sidedness. But for Mr. Noble, that was the point:

“My response to those who complained that I didn’t present the other side of the story was that this show was the other side of the story,” he said in 1982.

His interview with Bob Marley
Rest in peace my brother - you were a great man - you always showed the other side.

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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:05 AM

1. Gil Noble was affiliated with the college I attended and had an office there.

I had the pleasure of speaking with him several times, he was a very kind and gentle man.

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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:23 AM

2. He really was a great man

schooled in that early anti-colonial Jamaican home infused with a sense of self by Garvey, McKay and those early early track and field greats (like the world record 400 winner of London 48 Rhoden). Other influences were people like Robeson in New York and Belafonte.
These men were genuine civil rights pioneers.

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