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George W. Collins, pioneering broadcaster
George W. Collins, pioneering broadcaster

George W. Collins, a pioneering WMAR-TV broadcaster who earlier had been editor-in-chief of the Afro-American newspaper and covered the civil rights movement and political corruption in Maryland, died Thursday of renal failure at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 88. "George was an important figure in Baltimore's struggle for fairness for everybody. No one was more influential in the African-American community when it came to voicing their concerns," said Moses Newson, former executive editor of the Afro-American. "He was a great man who did a lot of good." "George was a pioneer and a significant on-air talent," said Dale Wright, who was manager of...

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