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Mississippi Stories: Ellis Nassour

In this episode of , Mississippi Today Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with author, reporter and playwright Ellis Nassour. Nassour, a native of Vicksburg has lived a colorful life covering celebrities and the entertainment scene.

Author of the book “Honky Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline,” he talks about writing that book, which has been in print for over 40 years now. Nassour discusses Cline’s colorful but short life and the people he interviewed to write it. He also covers his involvement in “Jesus Christ Superstar” and how he observed first-hand the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11. Nassour dreamed he would write for the “New York Times” and be involved in the entertainment business, both of which he has accomplished. His is an interesting story about making lucky breaks and how hard work can help you live an interesting life.


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