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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Leon Bibb

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Broadcast journalist Leon Douglas Bibb was born on October 5, 1944 in Butler, Alabama. Bibb received his B.S. degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University in 1966, and went on to study radio, TV and film as a graduate student. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in the Vietnam War. In the late 1960s, Bibb worked as a news reporter for The Plain Dealer. He was later hired to report for WTOL-TV in 1971, and worked as a news anchor and reporter for WCMH-TV from 1972 to 1979, where he became Ohio's first African American primetime anchor. He moved to Cleveland's WKYC-TV in 1979, and joined the staff of WEWS-TV as a news anchor and reporter in 1995. Bibb received six local Emmy Awards, several Cleveland Press Club citations, the Distinguished Journalist Award of the Society for Professional Journalists, and was inducted into the Broadcaster's Hall of Fame.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
263 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Leon Bibb
Leon Bibb
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Cleveland, Ohio 2014 February 13.
Description
1 online resource (9 video files (4 hr., 22 min., 48 sec.)) : sound, color
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