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Dick, David — Plum Lick Publishing

North Middletown, KY



Former CBS New correspondent David Dick lived and wrote from his ancestral farm on Plum Lick Creek in Bourbon County  KY until his death in July 2010. Dick retired from CBS News in 1985 and from the University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism in 1996. He received an Emmy in 1973 for his coverage of the shooting of Alabama Governor George C. Wallace. Dick also covered the Jonestown massacre and subsequent trials in Guyana, and wars and uprisings in Central and South American and the Middle East.


Dick’s 12th book, A Journal for Lalie – Living Through Prostate Cancer, is his most personal. Based on his journals, it is a personal account of one man’s 17-year struggle to live with a positive vision of his life, despite dire medical predictions for survival. Dick commented “It’s a story passage, a story aching to be told in the hope that other men will take heart and fight back. I encourage all members of the prostate brotherhood to do the same.”


Writings by David Dick are a regular feature in the magazine “Kentucky Living,” his books can be found at Barnes and Noble and Joseph Beth Booksellers regional bookstores, and at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.