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Robert Shogan, 1930-2013

November 1, 2013

Robert Shogan, a long-time reporter for the Los Angeles Times and early guest on the C-SPAN network, has passed away. He appeared on C-SPAN twenty-four times over the last thirty years. In a timeless answer, he discusses criticism of the press and the role of the press.

In these early days of the call-in, guests were allowed to smoke on the set. Here is a excerpt of Shogan lighting a pipe when he appears in one of the earliest call-ins that we have preserved.

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