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Don Hickman memoir

Repository: University of Illinois at Springfield. Archives/Special Collections

Collection Description (Extant): Don Hickman, former WICS Springfield News Channel 20 anchor, recalls his childhood in Tennessee, adolescent years, introduction to broadcasting via radio, switch to television and many of the events he covered during his career: the Civil Rights Movement, the JFK and Martin Luther King Jr. assassinations, and the Vietnam War. Hickman also recalls his move to Springfield in 1972 and the cultural, economic, and political changes that have taken place in the city. Also discusses his family, changes in television news coverage, and work at WICS.

Interview by Andy Cramer, 2001

Access Copy Note: All material must be used in the archives reading room. Audio and videotapes and electronic records may be viewed in the Educational Technology Media Lab (LIB 140).

Transcript may be accessed at http://www.uis.edu/archives/memoirs/HICKMAN.pdf; transcript and digital audio files are also at the Illinois Digital Archives: http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Fuis

Collection URL: http://www.uis.edu/archives/memoirs/HICKMAN.pdf External Link

Date(s): 2001

Digital Status: Yes

Existing IDs: H527

Extent: 5 tapes (300 min.), 89 pp.

Language: English

Interviewees: Don Hickman

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

Civil rights movements--Press coverage
Civil rights movements--Tennessee
Journalists
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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