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Dennis Black

This is the sex, drugs and journalism edition of Byline Confidential, starring Dennis Black!

Dennis is an old Texas wiseass with endless great stories: the time he asked Miss America who washes her underwear, intern torture, troublemaker reporters inserting funk into their copy to see if it gets caught. (“We can’t say 37 big knockers.")

He edited sports copy at the Dallas Morning News and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and reported from small papers in Texas and Louisiana. His stories about driving around with cops and strolling through towns asking, "Are there any interesting people around here?" are a hoot. That's the episode in a word.