From Sammy Davis Jr. To Toomer's Oaks, Mo Rocca Gives New Life To Forgotten Stories In 'Mobituaries'

Nov 13, 2019

Mo Rocca follows the world of the living as correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, panelist for Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me, and host of The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation.

His other beat is the departed. He is host of the Mobituaries podcast, now in its second season. In it, Rocca tells stories of people and things that have passed through this earthly plain with too little notice, and uncovers little known facets of iconic figures who did get a lot of ink.

His new book, Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving, pulls together and expands upon "Mobits" of disappeared sitcom characters, forgotten forerunners, ran politicians and extinct artifacts.

Rocca will be at The Carter Center on Thursday, Nov. 21 to talk about the book. First, he joined On Second Thought to tell stories of some of the lively characters — real and fictional — that color the pages of his book.

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