Edward Lansing Gordon, III was born in
Detroit in 1960. Both his parents, Ed and Jimmie, were
schoolteachers, although his father is best remembered for
winning a gold medal in the long jump at the 1932 Olympics. Ed
credits them both with instilling in him his dedication to the
tireless work ethic which served him well while earning his B.A.
in communications and political science at Western Michigan
University and subsequently in his Emmy-winning career as a
Ed Gordon - The Daddy's Promise Interview
EG: The last book I read was [Tom] Brokaw's book,
Boom. I've always been fascinated by that era, the Sixties. I
was also intrigued by his coverage of race during the Civil
Rights Movement, and he dealt with a lot of that in the book.
It's very difficult for me to do a lot of reading for pleasure,
only because I do so much for work. When I finally get a chance
to relax, I generally don't want to read another thing. I
usually sit down and put a little music on and try to unwind in
EG: I've been very blessed and feel very fortunate to be able to work in a number of areas and to make some noise with the interviews and programs I've done through the years, and to be able to work continuously, which is not easy in our industry. The fact that I'm hanging on and have some gray hair now, is okay.
KW: How do you want to be remembered?
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Gil Scott-Heron's classic tribute to his daughter ’Your Daddy Loves You’