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Rosalie White; 'Mama' of National Public Radio Commentator

March 21, 1994

Rosalie White, 80, known to millions of National Public Radio listeners as the determined mother of commentator Bailey White. The elder White became well-known to listeners of NPR's "All Things Considered" as "Mama," a central figure in her daughter's commentaries and stories. A collection of the stories was published in a book called "When Mama Makes Up Her Mind and Other Dangers of Southern Living." The book became a 1993 bestseller. In Beachton, Ga., on Wednesday of the complications of a stroke.

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