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Carlson, Timothy 1949-

Carlson, Timothy 1949-

PERSONAL:

Born June 9, 1949, in Daytona Beach, FL; son of Carl Torsten Gunnar (a general contractor and engineer) and Katherine Ann (a writer, editor, and publicist) Carlson; married Carol Ann Humphries (a teacher and etcher), October 7, 1984 (marriage ended, April, 2002); children: Amy Rune. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Harvard University, B.A., 1971. Hobbies and other interests: Competitive road racing.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Louisville, CO. Office—Inside Communications, 1830 N. 55th St., Boulder, CO 80301. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER:

Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Los Angeles, CA, staff writer, 1978-89; TV Guide, Los Angeles, affiliate of Los Angeles bureau, 1989-94; freelance writer, 1994-99; Inside Communications, Boulder, CO, editor and senior correspondent, 1999—.

WRITINGS:

(Editor, with Bill Katovsky) Embedded: The Media at War in Iraq: An Oral History, Lyons Press (Guilford, CT), 2003.

Contributor to periodicals.

SIDELIGHTS:

Timothy Carlson told CA: "My uncle Henry McLemore was a contemporary of Grantland Rice, the sportswriter who coined the 'Four Horses of Notre Dame.' Henry was an unparalleled storyteller whose adventures writing sports and humor columns in the twenties, thirties, forties, and fifties were inspired lunacy and set the stage for Hunter Thompson. My mother, while working full-time and raising a family, admired humorists such as James Thurber, S.J. Perelman, and Jean Kerr—and managed to publish two humor pieces in Sports Illustrated. I was inspired to practice photography and writing for the Harvard Crimson in the era of student protest and sold to Life magazine some photographs inside the student occupation of University Hall. I worked as a freelance photographer and writer; highlights include a long feature piece on the real-life Cannonball Run for New Times and a foray into Lebanon and Israel in 1974."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, October 15, 2003, Vanessa Bush, review of Embedded: The Media at War in Iraq: An Oral History, p. 384.

History: Review of New Books, winter, 2004, Thomas A. Bruscino, Jr., review of Embedded, p. 44.

Library Journal, November 15, 2003, Susan M. Colowick, review of Embedded, p. 77.

Parameters, summer, 2005, Brendan R. McLane, review of Embedded, p. 1972.

Washington Monthly, December, 2003, Nicholas Kulish, review of Embedded, p. 52.

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