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'Petey' Greene Still Gets Laughs, Even In Death

Ralph "Petey" Greene was a radio broadcaster, television host and all-around funnyman. But Greene was also a civil rights activist and, arguably, one of the most original voices in radio during the 1960s and '70s.

The legend is the subject of the new film Talk to Me, starring actor Don Cheadle.

Lurma Rackley, a former reporter, talks about Greene's life and his legacy.

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