A two-time Emmy Award -winner, Greene overcame drug addiction and a prison sentence for armed robbery to become one of the most prominent media personalities in Washington, DC. On his shows, Greene often discussed issues such as racism , poverty , drug usage , and current events among others. Born Ralph Waldo Greene Jr. He dropped out of high school in the ninth grade and enlisted in the United States Army at age 16 in He served in the Korean War as a medic and was honorably discharged from service in His loquaciousness soon proved beneficial in other ways; in May , Greene persuaded a fellow inmate to climb to the top of the prison water tower and threaten suicide, so that Greene would be able to "save his life" by talking him down.
This show won two Emmy Awards. He famously quipped to the Washington Post that he "stole a spoon" during the evening gala. In , Greene had radio personality Howard Stern on his show for what was one of Stern's first television appearances. Stern appeared on the show in blackface , which Greene found funny. The two shared a mutual admiration, as they both dealt with such controversial subjects as race and politics, with Stern since recognizing him as an influence.
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Stern later called Greene a "broadcasting genius" in his book Private Parts. This organization remains devoted to helping former prisoners succeed in legitimate ways and to advocate prison reform. Following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Greene was diagnosed with liver cancer in Greene died on January 10, , thirteen days before his 53rd birthday.
The book is a result of conversations recorded between Greene and author Lurma Rackley. Greene was portrayed by Don Cheadle in the film Talk to Me , which was inspired by his life and career. Founded in , the Petey Greene Program PGP , a c 3 non-profit, supplements education in jails, prisons, and detention centers by preparing volunteers primarily university students to provide free, quality tutoring and related programming to support the academic achievement of incarcerated people.
In the school year, the PGP had nearly volunteers from 30 college campuses tutoring in 47 prisons, jails, and detention centers, and provided over 13, hours of tutoring to 2, incarcerated people.
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Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene Jr. A two-time Emmy Award-winner, Greene overcame drug addiction and a prison sentence for armed robbery to become one of the most prominent media personalities in Washington, DC. On his shows, Greene often discussed issues such as racism, poverty, drug usage, and current events among others. Henson, Cedric the Entertainer, and Mike Epps.
It is about Washington, D. The film spans the time period May to January , ending with the late Greene's memorial service. The film premiered as the opening night film of the Los Angeles Film Festival, on June 22, It opened in North America in a limited release on July 13, and nationwide on August 3, The term is usually used pejoratively to describe provocative or irreverent broadcasters whose mannerisms, statements and actions are typically offensive to many members of the community. It is a popular term, generally used within the radio industry. A shock jock is considered to be the radio equivalent of the tabloid newspaper, for which entertaining readers is as important as, or more important than, providing factual information.
Within the radio industry, a radio station that relies primarily on shock jocks for its programming is said to have a hot talk format. Confusingly, the term has been used in two broad but sometimes overlapping contexts: The radio announcer who deliberately makes outrageous, controversial, or shocking statements, or does boundary-pushing stunts to improve ratings. Dewey Hughes born is an African American former radio personality and was Petey Greene's manager. Early life Dewey Hughes was born in South Carolina in Hughes also worked as co-producer and director of Greene's television talk show Petey Greene's Washington from to Greene succumbed to liver cancer on January 10, Personal life Hughes was married to Cathy Hughes from to  and currently lives in Los Angeles, California where he writes and produces music.
He has a son, Michael Genet, an actor and screenwriter. Look up Petey in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Lurma M. Rackley born April 24,  is an American author, journalist and publicist. The daughter of a civil rights activist, she participated in civil rights demonstrations and was arrested 16 times before she was 13 years old. After college, she became a journalist and later, a publicist with the Washington, D. In , Petey Greene asked her to collaborate with him on his autobiography, recording audiotaped interviews with her shortly before his death. Rackley published her book about Greene in Biography Rackley is the daughter of civil rights activist Gloria Blackwell.
Her mother and father got divorced when she and her sister were very young and were adopted by her mother's second husband, Larney G. Rackley, a professor at South Carolina State University. Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. Following early roles in Hamburger Hill , and as the gangster "Rocket" in the film Colors , Cheadle built his career in the s with roles in Devil in a Blue Dress , Rosewood and Boogie Nights Cheadle was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his lead role as Rwandan hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in the historical genocide drama film Hotel Rwanda He will voice Scar in the remake of The Lion King and will be featured in the upcoming fantasy film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.
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