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credited with saving the NAACP Image Awards
By Robert "Rob" Redding Jr.
Editor & Publisher
ATLANTA, Feb. 16,
2012, 9:30 p.m.
- Syndicated talk show host
Joe Madison yesterday said
that the late singer Whitney Houston was one of the people
responsible for saving the NAACP Image Awards from obscurity.
Madison, who served as the chairman of the awards, said Houston and Denzel Washington
interrupted filming of "The Preachers Wife" in 1996 to travel across
the country to Los Angeles to host the Image Awards.
"It took hours to tape the show and Whitney never complained," Madison
was the picture of patience and grace, and that's how I choose to
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Houston was found dead in her hotel room on
Madison, the 30-year veteran of
talk radio, known to his audience a The Black Eagle, is heard nationwide weekday
mornings on The Power (SiriusXM 128), WOL-AM in Washington, D.C. and
on American Forces Radio.
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