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Houser, organizer of an early Freedom Ride, dies at 99

George Houser, a white Methodist minister who helped lead an interracial bus trip across the segregated South in 1947, an act of nonviolent resistance that years later inspired the better known Freedom Rides that stirred the civil rights movement, died Aug. 19 in Santa Rosa, California. He was 99.

Bud Yorkin, partner in TV’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Sanford and Son,’ dies at 89

LOS ANGELES — Bud Yorkin, a veteran producer-director who brought Hollywood headliners into America’s living rooms through live television in the 1950s before rocking the conventions of network comedy with partner Norman Lear through “All in the Family” and other provocative hits, died Tuesday at his home in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 89.

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