"Cosby: His Life And Times"
He was a pitchman for Jell-O and got us moving with Fat Albert. He was the first black man to star in a television drama and gave fatherly advice in the TV show that bore his name and changed the way many people in America viewed African-Americans.
Bill Cosby, of course, is a stand-up comedian and humanitarian. He’s also a complicated human being who works harder to make his comedy work than it looks like on the outside. Former Newsweek editor Mark Whitaker has written a new biography of the entertainer titled simply, Cosby: His Life and Times. In this edition of Up to Date, Whitaker talks with Steve Kraske about the many faces of Bill Cosby.
Hear More: Mark Whitaker discusses his biography of Bill Cosby on Thursday, October 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library.