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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Bob Petty

Bieschke, Paul; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Broadcast journalist Bob Petty was born November 26, 1940, in Memphis, Tennessee. Beginning his broadcasting career at Arizona State University, he graduated with honors in 1970, and was recognized by the university for his outstanding contributions to the radio/television department. Petty's career at Chicago ABC affiliate WLS began in 1971 as a general assignment reporter. In 1975, he became a member of the station's Action 7 problem-solving unit. Moving to the anchor desk on its Saturday newscast, he also produced and hosted Weekend Edition from 1978 to 1983. Petty received several prestigious academic degrees and honors, including an Urban Journalism Fellowship at the University of Chicago shortly after graduating from Arizona State. In January 1979, he received his M.S. degree in communications from Governors State University. He was an honored member of the Cronkite Alumni Hall of Fame and a William Benton fellow in broadcast journalism at the University of Chicago in 1987.
Performers
Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
121 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Bob Petty
Bob Petty
Credits
Videographer, Paul Bieschke.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2001 July 20.
Description
1 online resource (4 video files (2 hr., 44 sec.)) : sound, color
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