With the retirement of Lexington Herald-Leader columnist Merlene Davis, Cheryl Truman sat down with her and talked about some career highlights, thoughts, and future plans.
In the first part of the interview, Merlene talks about how she started at the Herald-Leader as a police reporter and then becoming a columnist, and the columns that received the biggest responses. (CONTENT ADVISORY: This segment contains a word viewers may find offensive and an account of a disturbing incident.) Video by Rich Copley and Hannah Scheller.
In the second part of Cheryl Truman's exit interview with retiring Herald-Leader columnist Merlene Davis, Merlene talks about writing about race, why she thought it was important, and dealing with readers who didn't appreciate her point of view. Video by Rich Copley and Hannah Scheller.
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In the third and final part of Cheryl Truman's exit interview with retiring Herald-Leader columnist Merlene Davis, Merlene shares some final thoughts for readers and talks about her plans for the next act of her life. Video by Rich Copley and Hannah Scheller.