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John Spargo: A life

A Bennington Historical Society Presentation

John Spargo was a young Socialist who ended up a Goldwater Republican. In this presentation Tony Marro will discuss how Spargo started out writing about the evils of child labor and ended up writing about Bennington pottery as the founding director of Bennington Museum.

About the Presenter

Anthony Marro was a reporter for the Rutland Herald, Newsday, Newsweek and the New York Times. From 1971 until 1981, he was based in Washington, D.C., where his coverage of the U.S. Department of Justice included extensive coverage of the Watergate scandal. He then spent six years as the managing editor and sixteen years as the editor of Newsday. He is also co-author of Beyond the Hiss Case: The FBI, Congress and the Cold War and Philip Hoff: How Red Turned Blue in the Green Mountain State.

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