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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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1 Release of his book, "The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting in Washington".
2 Release of his book, "Completing the Revolution: A Vision for Victory in 2000".
3 Release of the book, "Lyndon B. Johnson; The Exercise of Power; a Political Biography" by Novak with 'Rowland Evans'.
4 First journalist to disclose the identity of Valerie Plame Wilson as a CIA operative on July 14, 2003.
5 Friend of Frederic W. Barnes.
6 Father of daughter, Zelda, and son, Alex.
7 Underwent surgery in 2003 to remove a cancerous growth on his kidney and was under medical observation for a possible recurrence.
8 Fox News contributor.
9 A son of Jewish parents, he converted to Catholicism at age 67 after attending Catholic services for several years.
10 Announced his retirement from the Chicago Sun-Times on August 4, 2008 to focus on his treatment and recovery from his malignant brain tumor.
11 Announced on 28 July 2008 that he had been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
12 Longtime friend of Tim Russert.
13 Created the CNN pundit show "The Capital Gang" in 1988. It was modeled after the syndicated show The McLaughlin Group (1982).



The Thomas Crown Affair 1999 Proctor (as Robert Novak)
The Lovemaster 1997
Contact 1997 Robert D. Novak
Dave 1993 Robert D. Novak



Dangerous Dynasty: The Bush Legacy 2009 Video documentary short Himself (as Robert Novak)
Hype: The Obama Effect 2008 Video documentary Himself
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story 2008 Documentary Himself - TV Host & Columnist
Beyond Nixon 2008 Video documentary short Himself (as Robert Novak)
Just In with Laura Ingraham 2008 TV Series Himself - Syndicated Columnist
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself - Fox News Contributor
America's Pulse 2008 TV Series Himself - Syndicated Columnist
Hillary: The Movie 2008 Documentary Himself
Encore with John Palmer 2006 TV Series Himself
Meet the Press 1977-2006 TV Series Himself
Hannity & Colmes 2006 TV Series Himself
The Big Story 2005 TV Series Himself
Crossfire 1986-2005 TV Series Himself - Co-Host
Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Journalist: CNN (as Robert Novak)
Charlie Rose 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest Host
The Last Editor 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Bob Novack)
The Last Debate 2000 TV Movie Himself, Chicago Sun-Times
Running Mates 2000 TV Movie Himself (as Robert Novak)
The Capital Gang 1988 TV Series Himself
The McLaughlin Group 1982-1987 TV Series Himself
Firing Line 1966 TV Series Himself - Guest

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Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words 2016 Documentary Himself (as Robert Novak)
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann 2005 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Columnist (segment "The Outing of Valerie Plame")

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1 My 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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