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Charles Fishburne

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Charles Fishburne is a correspondent for WCVE Public Radio. He brings over 40 years experience as a broadcast journalist and news executive in Richmond, Washington D.C. and New York. Charles was also a long-time television news anchor and news director in Richmond.

Articles by Charles Fishburne

Capitol Protestors Strike Deal to Avoid Jail Time; Free Speech Not Addressed

Thirty women’s right’s protestors arrested at the state Capitol in March have accepted an agreement with prosecutors that would allow them to avoid jail.  But as Charles Fishburne tells us in this follow-up report, the issue of free speech versus public safety was not addressed.

Air Force Awards Silver Star Posthumously to U-2 Spy Pilot and Virginian Powers

In a ceremony at the Pentagon today, the US Air Force will award posthumously the Silver Star Medal to U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, 52 years after he was shot down over the former Soviet Union in one of the cold war’s more controversial incidents.  Two years ago, Charles Fishburne talked with Powers' son about ongoing efforts to restore his father’s good name.