Groundbreaking black journalist Gil Noble dies

This undated photo provided by WABC-TV in New York shows news broadcaster Gil Noble, who died Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the age of 80. Nobile had suffered a debilitating stroke last summer. Noble’s career spanned more than five decades. He started as a reporter at the station in 1967. The following year, he became host of “Like It Is,” a public affairs program that focused on issues concerning African-Americans. (AP Photo/WABC-TV)Gil Noble, the longtime host of WABC-TV’s groundbreaking public affairs program “Like It Is,” on which he interviewed such notables as Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali died Thursday at age 80.

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