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Barack Obama's debt to Dick Gregory

In this web extra, Christian Gregory, son of Dick Gregory, explains to Susan Spencer how the comedian and activist, who ran for president in 1968, helped set a precedent for the first black man to actually become president of the United States.

Dick Gregory: Serious about humor

The standup comic has always used humor as part of his activism - and taught his children by walking the walk as well as talking the talk

The Beatles classic "All You Need Is Love" turns 50

On June 25, 1967, The Beatles joined "Our World," a live global television production broadcast in 25 countries, to perform their new song, "All You Need Is Love." Jane Pauley looks back 50 years ago to the debut of a classic.

Dick Gregory: The serious life of a humorist

The standup comic, whose acerbic wit and political topics helped break new ground in the 1950s and '60s, used humor as part of his activism, and taught his children by his example on and off the stage. Erin Moriarty talks with Dick Gregory about how he used comedy to tell harsh truth about civil rights and American society.

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