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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Barbara Rodgers

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Television news anchor Barbara Rodgers was born on September 27, 1946 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She received her B.S. degree in business education in 1968 from Knoxville College. Rodgers was hired by Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York, in 1968, as a computer programmer, later becoming a public affairs researcher. She joined WOKR-TV in Rochester, New York as its first female reporter and African-American news anchor in 1972. In 1979, Rodgers joined KPIX-TV channel 5, a CBS affiliate in San Francisco, California as a reporter, later became an anchor on various Eyewitness News broadcasts. She co-founded the Bay Area Black Journalist Association in 1982. Rodgers won eight Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and five "Excellence in Journalism Awards" from the National Association of Black Journalists. Rodgers became a regular host on Comcast Newsmakers in 2010, and host of The Bronze Report in 2011.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
262 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Barbara Rodgers
Barbara Rodgers
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded San Francisco, California 2015 December 15.
Description
1 online resource (9 video files (4 hr., 21 min., 18 sec.)) : sound, color
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