A Tribute To Petey Greene

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Dr. Lickalottapus recreates, civil rights activist, Petey Greene’s Washington DC television program “How to Eat Watermelon” from 1982. Ralph Waldo Emerson “Petey” Greene (January 23, 1931 January 10, 1984) was an American television and radio talk show host. A two-time Emmy Award-winner, Greene overcame drug addiction and a prison sentence for armed robbery to become one of Washington, D.C.’s most prominent media personalities. He is portrayed by Don Cheadle in the 2007 film Talk To Me, which is loosely based on his life. His autobiography, Laugh If You Like, Ain’t a Damn Thing Funny, was published posthumously by collaborator Lurma Rackley in 2003.

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