Legend Sonny Fox on Life, Celebrities and TV, Part II

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Sonny Fox, a war veteran/POW, journalist, TV host and TV producer, talks about life, celebrities, politicians, and everyone in-between in his new book, "But You Made the Front Page!: Wonderama, War and a Whole Bunch of Life."

Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Fox found his calling in radio as a freshman college student at NYU. At 18, Fox began his service in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he was captured and held as a prisoner of war in Germany. He survived to talk about the experience.

Fox also worked as a war correspondent in Korea, and later became the vice president of NBC-TV and Chairman of the Board of the Television Arts and Sciences. His TV experience includes being the host of the TV game show, "$64,000 Challenge," and a guest host for "Beat the Clock," and "The Price is Right."

He entered into children’s programming in 1954 as host of "The Finder," in St. Louis, Mo., and gained national recognition in 1955 as a co-host on CBS's "Let's Take a Trip ..."

Through his work, Fox had the opportunity to meet the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, President Harry Truman, Bob Hope and other famous celebrities.

In "But You Made the Front Page!:" Fox shares his behind-the-scenes experiences in the TV industry, as well as his life experiences off camera--revealing all of his joys, successes, struggles and failures.

 

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