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NYT Pulitzer Prize Winner Jack Rosenthal Dies at 82

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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jack Rosenthal, who served as the editor of a 1968 federal report on urban riots, died on Wednesday. He was 82.

His death was the result of complications from pancreatic cancer, according to the New York Times.

Rosenthal had served as a spokesman for Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy during the height of the civil rights movement. He went on to oversee the editorial page of The New York Times.

Rosenthal also was the principal editor of the landmark report by the Kerner Commission, which investigated the causes of racial uprisings in 1967, the Times noted.

The report found America was moving "toward two societies, separate and unequal." It later became a best-selling book.

Rosenthal won the Pulitzer for distinguished editorial writing while working at the Times in 1982. He later became president of The Times Foundation and started the 9/11 Neediest Fund. The program raised more than $60 million for victims of the 2001 World Trade Center attack.

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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jack Rosenthal, who served as the editor of a 1968 federal report on urban riots, died on Wednesday.
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