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Bill Smith

Bill Smith worked his way through undergraduate school firing steam locomotives on the railroad, then paid for graduate school as a dormitory resident advisor. Three years later, he was the acting chief of television for a branch of the Air Force in Washington, then acting assistant to the under secretary of a federal department. He was the founding executive director of a state wide public broadcasting network, a founder of a seventeen state public broadcasting system, and the recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award.

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  • How Did He Know?


    Gerhard's magnificent scheme to pilfer five sacks of diamonds from an Amsterdam company, then lift two priceless Gutenberg Bibles from a German museum, upset the ingenious frozen pea strategy of two retired Detroit school teachers with the same idea.

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