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New York Times, meet the real Robertsons of ‘Duck Dynasty’

Uncle Si and Willie Robertson from “Duck Dynasty” (Photo provided by A&E Network)

Reporter Neil Genzlinger visited the White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, La., on a recent Sunday to get a glimpse of the Robertsons — stars of the A&E reality hit “Duck Dynasty” — for a piece in the Television section of the New York Times.

The moments before a religious service begins are generally ones of quiet reflection for the congregants, but on a recent Sunday at White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ here something incongruous was going on two-thirds of the way back in the spacious hall.
Parishioners were walking up to perhaps the scruffiest, most disheveled-looking man in the church as he sat in his pew, offering a greeting and making a request. They were asking him to autograph copies of his biography.
The man was Phil Robertson, who along with his heavily bearded sons is famous in this part of Louisiana and, increasingly, all over the country.

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The feature also includes a slide show dedicated to “Duck Dynasty,” which begins its second season Oct. 10.
Of course, The Christian Chronicle was writing about the Robertsons long before the New York Times, we don’t mind telling you. See Bobby Ross’ report on the people behind “Duck Dynasty,” and our review of an episode from Season 2.

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