A Guide to the Fred Friendly Oral History Interview, 1994
New York City native Fred W. Friendly (1915-1998) was a radio and television producer and former president of CBS News. A pioneer for public broadcasting and television journalism, Friendly produced numerous award-winning documentaries, including See It Now (1954), a program about the actions of Senator Joseph McCarthy, and Harvest of Shame (1960), concerning the trials of migrant workers. After his resignation from CBS in 1966, Friendly served as a professor of broadcast journalism at Columbia University and helped to establish the PBS network.
Pace, Eric. “Fred W. Friendly, CBS Executive and Pioneer in TV News Coverage, Dies at 82,” New York Times, March 5, 1998. Accessed on April 21, 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/1998/03/05/arts/fred-w-friendly-cbs-executive-and-pioneer-in-tv-news-coverage-dies-at-82.html
An audiocassette of an oral history interview with Fred Friendly, by Dr. Lewis Gould, composes the Fred Friendly Oral History Interview, 1994.
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Fred Friendly Oral History Interview, 1994, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
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