Video: R.I.P. Don Cornelius, 'Soul Train' host
When news arrived that Soul Train host Don Cornelius had died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, it was a sad moment for a generation that grew up hearing his signature sign-off line, "I want to wish everybody love, peace and soul." Times TV/Media critic Eric Deggans has written this wonderful remembrance of Cornelius from his perspective of growing up a black kid in Gary, Ind. We've also found a few videos from YouTube that give you a sense of the cool cat that Cornelius appeared to be to the rest of us kids hanging out watching the Soul Train dance line on a Saturday morning.