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October 14th, 2011
12:49 PM ET

CNN Managing Editor Mark Whitaker on his new book "My Long Trip Home"

In his new book, "My Long Trip Home, CNN Managing Editor and Executive Vice President of CNN Worldwide Mark Whitaker goes in search of the factual and emotional truth about a complicated and compelling family – his own.

It starts with the story of his parents, an interracial couple who fell in love in the 1950s, and who raised a child through the civil rights movement. He struggled in search for an identity and finds the truth, which leads him to forgive his parents and to accept himself.

This morning on American Morning, Ali Velshi asks Whitaker about the process of writing this book and what he learned by delving into his family's history.

Filed under: CNN • Memoir