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In honor of Black History Month, The Kiosk recognizes Harlem born and legendary Emmy-award winning journalist Gil Noble. Gil Noble graduated from The City College of New York in the 1960s. He was known for his weekly ABC show “Like It Is,” which was a platform for African Americans to discuss topics and issues that affected the African American community. “Like It Is” initially aired in 1968 during a tumultuous period of American history, void of media that presented the black perspective of race in America. During the tenure of the show, Mr. Noble interviewed many high-profile black celebrities, political figures, and influencers such as Muhammad Ali, Stokely Carmichael, Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, Bob Marley, Robert Mugabe, Al Sharpton, and Sarah Vaughan. The show aired on ABC for more than 40 years. Mr. Noble had a major stroke and passed away on April 5, 2012, at the young age of 80 years old.