Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Max Robinson: American Anchor

On this day in 1979, Max Robinson became the first African American network news anchor for ABC's World News Tonight. Unfortunately, sometime in the mid 80s, Max Robinson was diagnosed with HIV. He would later succumbed to AIDS in December of 1988. Today, the Whitman-Walker Clinic’s Max Robinson Center, located in the Anacostia section of Washington, D.C., provides HIV/AIDS services to the predominantly African American citizens residing east of the Anacostia River. Max Robinson -- an American Anchor.

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