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Imus reteurns to the airwaves in New York
Don Imus talks about his mistakes of making a racial slur against a womens' basketball team which lead to him being fired from CBS radio last April as he debuts his first radio show with WABC at Town Hall on December 3, 2007 in New York City. The "Imus in the Morning" show is being held at the concert hall to benefit his charity organization "The Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer." (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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John Donald "Don" Imus, Jr. (born July 23, 1940) is an American radio host, humorist, philanthropist and writer. His nationally-syndicated talk show, Imus in the Morning, is broadcast throughout the United States by Citadel Media and relayed on television by the Fox Business Network.

Imus was born in Riverside, California, the son of Frances E. (née Moore) and John Donald Imus, Sr., older brother of Fred Imus. He was raised on a sprawling cattle ranch called The Willows near Kingman, Arizona. He served in the Marine Corps as a bugler from 1957 to 1960.

Imus battled alcoholism during his early career in New York, but in 1987 finally pursued effective treatment. (As of 2008, he has remained sober for 20 years). In 1988, with his cocaine and alcohol addictions now legendary in show business, Imus reshaped his show from strictly comedy into a forum for political issues, charitable causes and news-based parodies.

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