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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Phyllis Tucker Vinson Jackson

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Broadcast executive Phyllis Tucker Vinson Jackson was born on July 2, 1948 in Los Angeles, California. Jackson graduated from George Washington High School, and received her B.A. degree in child development from California State University in Los Angeles in 1972. Upon graduation, Jackson was hired as a secretary at NBC-TV, but soon became a prime-time program executive. In 1982, she was promoted to vice president of children's and family programs at NBC, becoming the first African American woman to reach the level of vice president in programming. She implemented programs including the Smurfs, Alvin & the Chipmunks, Mr. T, Punky Brewster, and Saved by the Bell. In 1991, Jackson joined the World African Network, and served as executive vice president until 1997. In 2010, she worked as a media consultant for The Hub cable network. In 2012, Jackson was hired as vice president of Broadcast Standards and Practices at Saban Brands.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
331 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Phyllis Tucker Vinson Jackson
Phyllis Tucker Vinson Jackson
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Los Angeles, California 2013 November 17.
Recorded Los Angeles, California 2013 December 16.
Description
1 online resource (12 video files (5 hr., 30 min., 29 sec.)) : sound, color
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