THE BLOG
12/05/2013 05:54 pm ET | Updated Dec 06, 2013

My Afternoon with Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali and Sidney Poitier

As news reports have confirmed, the great South African leader Nelson Mandela has died. Tonight on PBS, I reflect on the afternoon I spent with Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali and Sidney Poitier, as a young aide to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley.

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Be sure to tune in tonight to Tavis Smiley on PBS.

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