de to the program today, in this first part of two episodes. Daniel de is a , writer and graduate of Wesleyan and Northwestern universities. He has worked at The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and a multitude of other newspapers in a career spanning 23 years. In 2001, he was the co-recipient of a team Pulitzer Prize, and has acquired over two dozen other national, as well as regional awards in journalism. He is the author of The King of the Blues: T Rise and Reign of B.B. King, which is published by Grove Press.