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Robert Novak


Journalist, columnist, and political commentator who all hosted the within Survey and wrote Prince of Darkness. He was an associate from the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity while he was on the School of Illinois. His column, Inside Survey, became the longest working syndicated politics column in U.S. background. He wedded Geraldine Williams in 1962 and jointly that they had two kids. Another well-known American journalist like him was Helen Thomas.

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Full Name Robert Novak
Date Of Birth February 26, 1931
Died August 18, 2009, Washington, D.C., United States
Place Of Birth Illinois
Profession Journalist
Education University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Nationality American
Spouse Geraldine Novak
Children Alex Novak, Zelda Novak
Parents Jane Sanders, Maurice Novak
Movies The Thomas Crown Affair
TV Shows Crossfire, Capital Gang
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1Release of his book, "The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting in Washington".
2Release of his book, "Completing the Revolution: A Vision for Victory in 2000".
3Release of the book, "Lyndon B. Johnson; The Exercise of Power; a Political Biography" by Novak with 'Rowland Evans'.
4First journalist to disclose the identity of Valerie Plame Wilson as a CIA operative on July 14, 2003.
5Friend of Frederic W. Barnes.
6Father of daughter, Zelda, and son, Alex.
7Underwent surgery in 2003 to remove a cancerous growth on his kidney and was under medical observation for a possible recurrence.
8Fox News contributor.
9A son of Jewish parents, he converted to Catholicism at age 67 after attending Catholic services for several years.
10Announced his retirement from the Chicago Sun-Times on August 4, 2008 to focus on his treatment and recovery from his malignant brain tumor.
11Announced on 28 July 2008 that he had been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
12Longtime friend of Tim Russert.
13Created the CNN pundit show "The Capital Gang" in 1988. It was modeled after the syndicated show The McLaughlin Group (1982).



The Thomas Crown Affair1999Proctor (as Robert Novak)
The Lovemaster1997
Contact1997Robert D. Novak
Dave1993Robert D. Novak



Dangerous Dynasty: The Bush Legacy2009Video documentary shortHimself (as Robert Novak)
Hype: The Obama Effect2008Video documentaryHimself
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story2008DocumentaryHimself - TV Host & Columnist
Beyond Nixon2008Video documentary shortHimself (as Robert Novak)
Just In with Laura Ingraham2008TV SeriesHimself - Syndicated Columnist
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself - Fox News Contributor
America's Pulse2008TV SeriesHimself - Syndicated Columnist
Hillary: The Movie2008DocumentaryHimself
Encore with John Palmer2006TV SeriesHimself
Meet the Press1977-2006TV SeriesHimself
Hannity & Colmes2006TV SeriesHimself
The Big Story2005TV SeriesHimself
Crossfire1986-2005TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Journalist: CNN (as Robert Novak)
Charlie Rose2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
The Last Editor2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Bob Novack)
The Last Debate2000TV MovieHimself, Chicago Sun-Times
Running Mates2000TV MovieHimself (as Robert Novak)
The Capital Gang1988TV SeriesHimself
The McLaughlin Group1982-1987TV SeriesHimself
Firing Line1966TV SeriesHimself - Guest

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Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words2016DocumentaryHimself (as Robert Novak)
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann2005TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Columnist (segment "The Outing of Valerie Plame")

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1My Democratic friends are so happy, they seem to think they've died and gone to heaven. If they'd been around as long as I have, though, they'd realize first that it ain't heaven, and that, second, they won't get to stay forever. - Interview with David Keene, 2008.

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