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Film, Video John Dickerson: "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star"

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Title

  • John Dickerson: "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star"

Summary

  • John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for Slate, discussed his new biography, "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star," in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book. Nancy Dickerson was the first female member of the Washington, D.C., television news corps and the only woman covering many of the iconic moments of the 1960s. She was the first reporter to speak to President John F. Kennedy after his inauguration; she was on the National Mall with King during the march on Washington, D.C.; she had dinner with Johnson the night after President Kennedy was assassinated; she received a phone call from a rambling President Nixon regarding an earlier press conference addressing the Vietnam War; and she even threw a party for President Ronald Reagan days before his inauguration.

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • Library of Congress. Center for the Book, sponsoring body
  • Library of Congress. Serial & Government Publications Division, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2007-02-06.

Headings

  • -  Biography, History
  • -  Government, World Affairs
  • -  Government, Law
  • -  Presidents

Notes

  • -  Classification: General Works.
  • -  Classification: History: America.
  • -  John Dickerson.
  • -  Recorded on 2007-02-06.
  • -  Kids, Families.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021687804

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Chicago citation style:

Library Of Congress, Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Center For The Book, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Serial & Government Publications Division. John Dickerson: "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star". Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-06, 2007. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687804/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress, Library Of Congress. Center For The Book, S. B. & Library Of Congress. Serial & Government Publications Division, S. B. (2007) John Dickerson: "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star". Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-06. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687804/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Center For The Book, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Serial & Government Publications Division. John Dickerson: "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star". Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-06, 2007. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687804/>.