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‘Gold’ Memories Of Van Cliburn

'The Cliburn: 50 Years of Gold'

KERA produced a television documentary last fall on the life of Van Cliburn and the Fort Worth-based international piano competition that bears his name. It’s called The Cliburn: 50 Years of Gold and you can watch it here or tune in to Channel 13 on Friday night at 9.

Cliburn, 78, died at his home in Fort Worth on Wednesday.  He was diagnosed with bone cancer in August.

Rick Holter was KERA's vice president of news. He oversaw news coverage on all of KERA's platforms – radio, digital and television. Under his leadership, KERA News earned more than 200 local, regional and national awards, including the station's first two national Edward R. Murrow Awards. He and the KERA News staff were also part of NPR's Ebola-coverage team that won a George Foster Peabody Award, broadcasting's highest honor.