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Charting The Career Of 'Iron' Mike Tyson (Part 1)

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Charting The Career Of 'Iron' Mike Tyson (Part 1)

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Charting The Career Of 'Iron' Mike Tyson (Part 1)

Charting The Career Of 'Iron' Mike Tyson (Part 1)

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Journalist Elmer Smith first met Mike Tyson when the future heavyweight champion was just turning 18. Smith, who worked as a boxing writer, a general sports columnist and a general news columnist, went on to cover the ups and downs of the boxer's career.

Smith is an editorial columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and a member of the paper's editorial board.

This interview continues in the second half of the program.