A Guide to the Douglass K. Daniel Papers, 1977-1996
Writer and editor Douglass K. Daniel worked for the Associated Press in Washington, D.C., and taught reporting at Kansas State University and Ohio University. Additionally, he authored several books, including Harry Reasoner: A Life in the News (2007) and Lou Grant: The Making of TV’s Top Newspaper Drama (1996), which discusses the television program’s development and censorship issues. A spin-off of the Mary Tyler Moore Show, the drama Lou Grant aired from 1977 through 1982.
"Harry Reasoner: A Life in the News." University of Texas Press. Accessed March 25, 2011. http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/books/danhar.html.
"Lou Grant." The Internet Movie Database. Accessed March 25, 2011. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075528/.
Composed of correspondence, magazine and newspaper clippings, notes, video and audiocassette tapes, printed material, and photographs, the Douglass K. Daniel Papers document Daniel’s research and writing process for his book, Lou Grant: The Making of TV’s Top Newspaper Drama. Correspondence concerns research on the television program and legal permissions for the publication, while notes pertain to interviews with various media personnel and sketches of characters on the show. Photocopies of magazine and newspaper clippings contain articles on individuals associated with the show’s production, including one of its creators Gene Reynolds and actor Edward Asner; articles on controversies surrounding the show and censorship of television programs; and reviews of the show itself. Additionally, the collection contains videocassette tapes of episodes of Lou Grant, audiocassette tapes of interviews with actors, writers, and producers, a copy of the book, and photographs depicting Daniel and Asner.
Also includes a substantial research component on the career of Harry Reasoner, television news journalist for ABC News, CBS News, and founding member of 60 Minutes.
This collection is open for research use.
Use of audio material by appointment only; please contact sound archivist for more information.
Use of video material by appointment only; please contact repository for more information.
Douglass K. Daniel Papers, 1977-2007, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers