University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Neal Rosenau Papers, 1978-1987



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rosenau, Neal
Title: Rosenau, Neal, papers
Dates: 1978-1987
Abstract: The Neal Rosenau Papers (1978-1987) consist of Betamax and U-matic videocassettes of news segments and specials covering several major news stories of the 1970s and 1980s, including the eruption of Mt. St. Helens and housing shortages in New York City. The collection also includes news scripts from WCBS New York dating from 1986 to 1987.
Accession No.: 2015-235
OCLC No.: 945555292
Extent: 1 ft., 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Neal Rosenau grew up in La Porte, Indiana, and began working as a reporter during college in Rockford, Illinois. He has worked as a news writer, correspondent and producer for local television stations in Chicago (WBBM), Portland, OR (KGW) and New York City (WCBS and WNBC). He was also a regular contributor to NBC News Overnight.


Scope and Contents

The Neal Rosenau Papers (1978-1987) consist of Betamax and U-matic videocassettes of news segments and specials covering several major news stories of the 1970s and 1980s, including the eruption of Mt. St. Helens and housing shortages in New York City. The collection also includes news scripts from WCBS New York dating from 1986 to 1987.

Archivist's note: Videocassettes have been numbered by donor. Cassette descriptions are preceded by assigned number.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Rosenau, Neal -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
WCBS-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
WNBC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
WBBM-TV (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
KGW-TV (Television station : Portland, Or.)
Subjects
NBC News Overnight (Television program)
Reporters and reporting
Broadcast journalism
Television producers and directors

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Neal Rosenau Papers, 1978-1987, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Esther Kirchner March 2016.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Betacam videotapes

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2P15 #1: CBS-TV Kids America: NYC Public Radio live / Kathy O'Connell, Larry Orphaly, [ca. 1986]
(4 minutes)
#2: CBS-TV DEMO / Rosenau intro / New zoos: death of a child at Prospect Park Zoo, zoo obsolete, future of zoos, 1987
(2 minutes, 30 seconds)



 

U-Matic videotapes

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2P15 #4 CBS-TV Changing Skyline of Manhattan (3 parts) / Joe McGough, Anthony Ameroso, Ed Koch, Robert Kiley / George Bush Sr. speaking at a rally in Texas for the 2nd term of Ronald Reagan, October 21, 1986
(30 minutes)
#5 & #6: CBS-TV New Stars in the Skyline New Stress on the Streets (3 parts), January 30, 1986
(30 minutes) (2 copies)
#12: CBS-TV: CBS Special Report: A Roof too Small, a Price too High: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens (3 parts), [ca. 1984]
(30 minutes)
#13: CBS-TV: CBS Special Report: A Roof too Small, a Price too High: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens (3 parts) / Channel 2 sports, weather, Morning News with Bill Kurtis and Diane Sawyer, Pat Collins, Bob Hope, Carol Burnett talk about Lucille Ball, an interview with Lucille Ball, Children of divorce study, report with Jerry Brodle child psychologist speaking with 3 children of divorce, [ca. 1986]
(62:30 minutes)
#14: CBS-TV: CBS Special Report: A Roof too Small, a Price too High: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens (3 parts) / CBS Morning News Highlights, [ca. 1984 and 1981]
(55 minutes)



 

U-Matic S videotapes

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2P15 #3: CBS-TV Mount St. Helens / Sailing for Liberty / Project Housing Special Report: A Roof too Small, A Price too High Intro / Oliver North Iran Contra / Gordon Stewart / Re-opening of Carnegie Hall: Vladimir Horowitz, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Sinatra: "I've Got the World on a String," [ca. 1986-1987]
(13 minutes)
#7: Feature Focus: Hardworking Music: Chamber music Northwest. Composed by David Schiff, solo by Judith Schiff, July 8, 1982
(17 minutes)
#8: Jimmie Reynolds follow up: interview with grandmother Eula Reynolds, surgeons Stephen Miller, Patricia Murphy, Henry Kawamoto, attempt to restructure Jimmie's face, [ca. 1981-1982]
(2 minutes)
#9: Audition tape for Portland, WBBM Chicago / Bells of Mitchell / John Wayne Gacy Hospitalized / Taxes, 1978-1979
(8 minutes)
#10: Focus: Der Yiddisher Caravan: exploration of Yiddish culture and music, interviews with Jack Falk, Portland Yiddish Club, Bill Kornrich, National Center for Traditional Arts, Rachel Perlman, Maurice Roth, residents Robson Home / Sport of Fencing: interview with #1 American woman fencer, [ca. 1982]
(21 minutes)
#11: News 8: Mount St. Helens perspective / Morton, WA ash / Toutle water: Toutle River valley "story of water, and the mixture" / Ash: creates state of emergency / Fall in Portland: Rose Festival affected by ash / Overcrowded prisons: Oregon experiencing overpopulation of prisoners, Judge James Burns, Roy Haber, attorney, Clif Quellette, Dep. AG / Gortmaker update: conviction / Focus: Cascade runoff: professional road running Don Kordony, Patti Catalano, Bill Rodgers, 1980-1981
(18 minutes)



 

Television news scripts

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2K235 WCBS New York: NYC corruption trial daily coverage, 1986
WCBS New York, January 1, 1986-December 26, 1986
WCBS New York, January 1, 1987-September 16, 1987