francisco examiner. and two names come to mind. jim otto and bob chandler. jim otto was the original center for those oakland raiders for 15 years, never missed a game. jim otto through the years has more than 40 operations, serious ones, had a leg amputated, and he says he would do it all over again. bob chandler was a wide receiver in the early 1980s, and he was about 180 pounds, never played with hip pads, never played with knee passed, barely wore shoulder pads, and was considered very courageous. this guy, the monday after games, he would crawl around the locker room like an old man, and this one game, i remember, he had his spleen ruptured, lost like 40% of his blood, almost died, and he was playing like four weeks later. the reason i'm saying this, ed, is bob chandler had the same attitude. and he died at the age of 45, officially, because of lung cancer, even though he never was a smoker. and had to go back to all these other things with football. and he would not probably exchange that for what he experienced in the national football league. >> there's something infectious about th
. du bois, martin luther king jr. ellen baker, malcolm x and otto while barnett. examine the impact of these men and women in their ear ats and across the decades and rediscovers the integrity and commitment within these passionate advocates and all so therefore wines by providing new insights that humanize these well-known figures cornel west takes an important step in rekindling the black prophetic fire so essentials in the age of obama. helen has been director of the beacon press since october of 1995. she pulled a master's degree in english literature from the university of virginia. she began her career in publishing and random house in 1976. acquisitions that beginning could get killed don't's the healing, national book finalist, the iron cage, one today, cornel west's "black prophetic fire" and anita hill at 3 imagining quality. cheese sayre eight years on the board of pen, new england, and is administrator of the hemingway foundation pen award. thank you for being you today. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you for that very warm miami welcome. it is a great pleasure t
shot this cell phone video. ramsey otto testified before the grand jury, he tells the new york daily news they were barely listening. >> nobody in grand jury was even paying attention to what i had to say. people were on their phones. people were talking. i feel like they dn'
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