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Media Lawyer Al Knight Dies, age 74

Alfred H. Knight III, a prominent Nashville attorney who fought for decades to open government to the press and public, died Monday at Saint Thomas Hospital, family members said. He was 74.
“What I like most about the practice of law is helping people who need help,” Mr. Knight said in an interview videotaped this year for the Nashville Bar Association’s oral history project. “It’s just that simple.”
For decades, those who needed help were media outlets including The Tennessean and organizations like the Society of Professional Journalists, which awarded Mr. Knight with its highest accolade, the First Amendment Award, in 1984.
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