Marvin Kitman; Television Critic, Humorist & Author

June 3, 2016 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Marvin worked as a freelance writer  during the 1950s and 1960s. He also worked as a staff writer for The Saturday Evening Post during 1965–66. He ran in the United States presidential election of 1964 as a "Lincoln Republican" entering the New Hampshire primary for the Republican Party but the party's nomination went to Barry Goldwater.

He started his 35 year run as a Television Critic at  Newsday on December 7, 1969 and remained there until April 1, 2005, totaling 5,786 columns.

Marvin is the author of nine books, including two on George Washington that combine humor with extensive historical research.

Longtime residents of Leonia, Marvin and his wife Carol lived across the street from novelist Robert Ludlum, then working on the first in a long list of thrillers,  which Marvin later said inspired him to get serious about his own writing.

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