Ted Koppel: Mandela's Long Prison Term Helped Preserve His Image
By: Ted Koppel
December 12, 2013
Former Nightline host and NPR contributor Ted Koppel interviewed Nelson Mandela. Koppel says that Mandela is deservedly seen as a great man, but that one of the keys to his exalted status is that for 27 years he was behind bars, hidden from the kind of scrutiny and decision-making that can turn heroes into mere mortals.
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