elevision journalist Gil Noble died yesterday from complications related to the stroke he suffered last summer. He was 80. Since 1968, he hosted the New York City public affairs television program “Like It Is.” The show interviewed people relevant to the African diaspora and was loved by many black New Yorkers.
The New York Times did a full obituary of Noble. Here’s one of his legendary interviews, with Stokely Carmichael, a leader of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee who coined the term “black power.” Carmichael changed his name to Kwame Ture after moving to Guinea in 1969. Noble interviewed him in June 1996 about two year’s before his death.