Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
AFTRA Detroit President's Office: Mary Lou Zieve Records
Abstract The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) merged in 2012 with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and is now known as SAG-AFTRA. The union represents more than 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcasters, journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. Mary Lou Zieve entered the broadcasting industry in the 1950s, becoming a member of AFTRA in 1956. She...
Dates: 1950 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1999
Jack R. Hendrickson Sr. Papers
Abstract Jack Reynold Hendrickson, Sr. was a doctoral student at Wayne State University. His papers contain materials from the Detroit PBS station for his dissertation, "Public Television Management, Programming and Financing at Station WTVS-TV Channel 56, Detroit, 1966-1980."
Dates: 1970 - 1985
James Christianson Papers
Abstract James Christianson, born in Mishawaka, Indiana in 1913. Christianson attended Catholic University of America, served in teh U.S. Navy during WWII, served as Director of the Boy Scouts of America Michigan Chapter, co-founded Boyne Mountain Ski Resort. He married to Irene and had three children.Additionally, James Christianson worked as the Executive Director of Detroit Public Television WTVS, Channel 56. On January 12, 1978 Channel 56 broadcast a panel discussion on a Nazi bookstore...
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / James Christianson Papers
Joe Weaver Papers
Abstract Joe Weaver was an award-winning broadcast journalist for WJBK-TV2 Detroit (later Fox 2 Detroit). Weaver became an anchor for WJBK-TV2 in 1963, where he covered social, political, and economic issues in Detroit and developed a reputation for his understanding of the automotive industry’s relationship with labor unions. The Joe Weaver Papers document Weaver’s three decades of news coverage at WJBK-TV2 and consist of his research notes, sources, broadcast scripts and production-related documents,...
Dates: 1964-1990; Majority of material found within 1971-1975
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Joe Weaver Papers
WWJ / WDIV Film, Video, and Teleprompter Scripts
Abstract WDIV began as WWDT in March of 1947 as the first television station in Michigan and the sixth in the United States. It was owed by the Evening News Association which also owned the Detroit News newspaper and Detroit’s WWJ Radio. WWJ Radio was originally part of the National Broadcasting Company’s NBC Radio Network and is the reason why the current television station is still an NBC affiliate. In May of 1947, to match the radio station’s call letters, WWDT changed its call letters to WWJ. Less...
Dates: 1920-2011; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1978