Episode Detail: Nightline - Nightline
Excerpts from an audio “diary” Louis Armstrong made between the 1940s and his death in 1971 are featured. Armstrong is heard talking about how racism affected his career. Interviewed on the program: critic Howard Reich; Armstrong record producer George Avakian; Michael Cogswell, the director of the Louis Armstrong Archives; and longtime Armstrong neighbor Selma Herlado. Dave Marash reports.