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From Joliet to Washington: Robert Novak's Legacy

In October 1936, President Franklin Roosevelt came to Joliet, Illinois. But not everyone was excited to see him, including one little five-year-old boy named Robert. “I thought we hated Roosevelt,” a young Bob Novak told his mother. He wrote in his 2007 memoir that his mother made him go anyway. His early political leanings took root and Novak grew up to be one of the best known voices of conservative journalism. The long-time Chicago Sun-Times columnist died yesterday at age 78. His friend, Clarence Page, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune based in Washington D.C., discusses Robert Novak's legacy.

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