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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1955 April

Roanoke, Va., Community Leaders Speak on Death of Philanthropist Junius Blair Fishburn

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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2 min., 47 sec.
Three Roanoke, Va., community members respond to the death of area philanthropist Junius Blair Fishburn, recounting his contributions to the city and citizens of Roanoke, expressing regret at his passing, and offering condolences to those affected by the loss. Roanoke Mayor Robert Woody speaks on Fishburn's generosity to the city. Benjamin F. Moomaw, former secretary of the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce and area business leader, emphasizes Fishburn's active role in civic affairs and devotion to the city's progress. Reverend J. Edgar Stockman, president of the Roanoke Ministers' Conference, speaks on Fishburn's contributions to churches and religious life in Roanoke.
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