VIDEO: Tulsa community remembers literary icon, TU professor


INCLUDING FIRST DEGREE MURDER. BENEDICT’S ATTORNEY FILED BRIEFS THIS WEEK. BENEDICT IS DUE IN COURT ON THE 17. A MEMORIAL SERVICE JUST FINISHED FOR AN ACCLAIMED RUSSIAN POET WHO TAUGHT AT UNIVERSITY OF TULSA THE LAST 25 YEARS. 83-YEAR-OLD YEVGENY YEVTUSHENKO PASSED AWAY ON SATURDAY. FOX 23’S CAILEY DOUGHERTY IS HERE NOW WITH HOW HE’S BEING REMEMBERED. Reporter: I GOT TO SPEAK WITH MANY PEOPLE AT UNIVERSITY OF DULLES ON WHO SAID YEVGENY’S LIFE IS TRULY INCREDIBLE KNOWN ACROSS THE WORLD FOR HIS POETRY AND FILM MAKING. HE WAS NOMINATED FOR A NOBEL PRIZE AND IS CONSIDERED A REVOLUTIONARY FOR HIS COURAGE TO DENOUNCE JOSEPH STALIN AND THOSE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA SAY HIS MEMORY AND IMPACT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. ONCE YOU GOT HIM IN CLASS, YOU WERE IMMEDIATELY STARSTRUCK. HE WAS LARGER THAN ANYONE OR ANYTHING AROUND HIM. Reporter: I HEARD OTHER INCREDIBLE STORIES ABOUT YEVGENY’S LIFE. I’LL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT WHAT KIND OF PERSON HE WAS TONIGHT

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