Letters: Feb. 17, 1997

A DEATH IN THE FAMILY

"Why has Bill Cosby been dealt such a terrible blow? How would his TV character Cliff Huxtable explain it all to us?" IRA M. CUTLER Port Chester, New York

Bill Cosby displayed incredible class in the shadow of the tragic death of his son Ennis [NATION, Jan. 27]. He requested that the media show "dignity." To my amazement, the media responded. There were no more gory shots of Ennis Cosby lying dead in the road. However, it's sad that such a request would probably have gone unheeded had it been someone else's son. Dignity is not...

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