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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Warner Saunders

Stearns, Scott; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
News anchor Warner Saunders was born on January 30, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Xavier University and received his M.A. degree from Northeastern University. Radio disc jockey Holmes "Daddy-O'" Daylie asked Saunders, then director of the Better Boys Foundation, to co-host a special public affairs program at a local television station. For Blacks Only was became highly successful, and ran for more than a decade. Producers at WBBM-TV Chicago hired Saunders as host of Common Ground, and director of community affairs in 1972. In 1980, Saunders left the station and joined NBC Channel 5 news as a sports reporter. He also hosted NBC's public affairs talk show, Warner, which received the Illinois Broadcasters Association Public Service Award in 1986. An anchor of evening newscasts, Saunders received fourteen Chicago Emmys and the Chicago Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Silver Circle Award.
Performers
Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
176 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Warner Saunders
Warner Saunders
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2001 March 27.
Description
1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 55 min., 18 sec.)) : sound, color
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