Storied careers: Burch, Risher retiring from work that ‘hung the moon’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 21, 2020 9:56 AM CT | Published: October 20, 2020 4:00 AM CT

Robert Penn Warren interrupted his interview over coffee with Peggy Burch to bounce some novel ideas off her. A senile grand marshal taught Wayne Risher an unforgettable lesson about journalism ethics. And there’s more.

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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey covers business news for The Daily Memphian. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He's worked in journalism for 40 years and has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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