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Karl Fleming

Award-winning Newsweek magazine and CBS journalist Karl Fleming grew up in a Methodist Church orphanage in North Carolina and went on to become one of the most respected reporters covering the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

 Karl Fleming Biography

Award-winning Newsweek magazine and CBS journalist Karl Fleming grew up in a Methodist Church orphanage in North Carolina and went on to become one of the most respected reporters covering the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

Fleming began his journalism career as a $30-a-week reporter for The Wilson Daily Times before joining Newsweek magazine in Atlanta in the late 1960s. He covered all of the major events of the Civil Rights Movement for Newsweek: the Selma demonstrations and beatings, the 1963 Birmingham protests by Martin Luther King, George Wallace’s schoolhouse door stand in Alabama, the violent 1962 integration of the University of Mississippi, the 1963 assassination of Medgar Evers in Mississippi, the 1964 assassination of three civil rights workers in Mississippi and the 1965 “Watts Riots” in Los Angeles. He was attacked and almost killed by blacks in the so-called “Son of Watts” riots in 1966.

He reported extensively on Dr. Martin Luther King, including his assassination and funeral. He also reported on the assassinations of both John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy, on Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan-Sirhan, and on the trial of Jack Ruby.

In the 1980s he was an on-air reporter, producer, and managing editor for CBS News in Los Angeles. Following that, he was editor and publisher of California Business Magazine and he and his wife, Anne Taylor Fleming, wrote a bestseller, The First Time. During this period, he wrote dozens of articles and editorial opinion section page pieces for Newsweek, Esquire, New York, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times.

His memoir, Son of the Rough South: An Uncivil Memoir was published in 2005 and received widespread and universal critical praise from everybody including The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and The Chicago Tribune, which selected it as one of the best books of the year.

Topics

Covering the Civil Rights Movement

Witness to History

Books

Son of the Rough South: An Uncivil Memoir

The First Time

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Award-winning Newsweek magazine and CBS journalist Karl Fleming grew up in a Methodist Church orphanage in North Carolina and went on to become one of the most respected reporters covering the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

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 Karl Fleming Biography

Award-winning Newsweek magazine and CBS journalist Karl Fleming grew up in a Methodist Church orphanage in North Carolina and went on to become one of the most respected reporters covering the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

Fleming began his journalism career as a $30-a-week reporter for The Wilson Daily Times before joining Newsweek magazine in Atlanta in the late 1960s. He covered all of the major events of the Civil Rights Movement for Newsweek: the Selma demonstrations and beatings, the 1963 Birmingham protests by Martin Luther King, George Wallace’s schoolhouse door stand in Alabama, the violent 1962 integration of the University of Mississippi, the 1963 assassination of Medgar Evers in Mississippi, the 1964 assassination of three civil rights workers in Mississippi and the 1965 “Watts Riots” in Los Angeles. He was attacked and almost killed by blacks in the so-called “Son of Watts” riots in 1966.

He reported extensively on Dr. Martin Luther King, including his assassination and funeral. He also reported on the assassinations of both John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy, on Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan-Sirhan, and on the trial of Jack Ruby.

In the 1980s he was an on-air reporter, producer, and managing editor for CBS News in Los Angeles. Following that, he was editor and publisher of California Business Magazine and he and his wife, Anne Taylor Fleming, wrote a bestseller, The First Time. During this period, he wrote dozens of articles and editorial opinion section page pieces for Newsweek, Esquire, New York, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times.

His memoir, Son of the Rough South: An Uncivil Memoir was published in 2005 and received widespread and universal critical praise from everybody including The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and The Chicago Tribune, which selected it as one of the best books of the year.

Topics

Covering the Civil Rights Movement

Witness to History

Son of the Rough South: An Uncivil Memoir

The First Time

People who viewed this profile also viewed:

What people are saying about us

See More Testimonials »

Why All American Speakers?

All American Speakers is among the largest full-service talent booking agencies in the world.

See how our approach to booking talent is unique and why more than 96% of our clients recommend us.

ALL AMERICAN ADVANTAGE »
Booking Agency-related Disclaimer

Fee Information: Booking Fees to hire speakers and celebrities are determined based on a number factors and often change without notice. Fee Ranges listed on this website are intended to serve only as a guideline. For the most current celebrity fees or to check availability, please contact a booking agent.

Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Karl Fleming or any artists or celebrities on this website.

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials and endorsements.

Profiles listed on this website are provided as a resource to our clients, which are meeting and event planners and other buyers of talent in order to provide them with the widest variety and selection of available talent. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read about the All American Speakers Bureau Advantage.

Due to the volume of emails and calls we receive, we can no longer respond to inquiries related to any of the following:

  • Schedules of upcoming public appearances
  • Contact info for artists or requests to forward messages.
  • Artist's TV, stage or film projects or representation
  • Media requests for print, radio or TV interviews.
  • Any inquiry not related to hiring talent for paid engagements

Related Tags: Find top-rated keynote speakers, corporate entertainers and famous personalities like Karl Fleming. Find information on booking Karl Fleming for appearances, speaking engagements and endorsements. Your source for booking agency and speaker bureau contact info, as well as how to contact a celebrity talent booking agent that can book Karl Fleming, list of similar top-rated speakers for hire, what is the cost to book a top 10 motivational speaker, musician, comedian or famous athlete like Karl Fleming.

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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