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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With les Payne

Burghelea, Neculai; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Journalist and author Les Payne was born on July 12, 1941 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with his B.A. degree in English. Serving six years in the United States Army, Payne worked as an Army journalist and wrote speeches for General William C. Westmoreland. Payne joined Newsday in the late 1960s, serving as the associate managing editor for the paper's national, science, and international news. He won a Pulitzer Prize for The Heroin Trail in 1974, which was a Newsday series. As one of the founders and former presidents of the National Association of Black Journalists, Payne worked to improve media fairness and employment practices. He was also the Inaugural Professor for the David Laventhol Chair at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Payne was the recipient of cable television's highest honor, the Ace Award, and was also a columnist for the Tribune Media Services.
Performers
Shawn Wilson, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
204 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Les Payne
Les Payne
Credits
Videographer, Neculai Burghelea.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded New York, New York 2006 April 10.
Description
1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 23 min., 47 sec.)) : sound, color
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