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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Renee Ferguson.

Author: Renee Ferguson; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Journalist Renee Ferguson was born on August 22, 1949, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Attending Edwards Elementary School and graduating from Douglass High School, Ferguson earned her B.S. degree in journalism from Indiana University in 1971. Starting her career as a television reporter at WLWI-TV in Indianapolis, she joined Chicago’s WBBM-TV becoming the first African American woman to work as an investigative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Renee Ferguson
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Renee Ferguson; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150331
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Chicago, Illinois
2005 March 3.
Recorded
Chicago, Illinois
2005 July 20.
Description: 1 online resource (9 video files (4 hr., 12 min., 50 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Renee Ferguson
Renee Ferguson

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Journalist Renee Ferguson was born on August 22, 1949, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Attending Edwards Elementary School and graduating from Douglass High School, Ferguson earned her B.S. degree in journalism from Indiana University in 1971. Starting her career as a television reporter at WLWI-TV in Indianapolis, she joined Chicago’s WBBM-TV becoming the first African American woman to work as an investigative reporter in the city. In 1980, she was hired as a network news correspondent for CBS News in New York City and Atlanta. In 1987, Ferguson joined the UNIT 5 investigative team at Chicago’s WMAQ-TV. Ferguson reported on many issues including the strip searches of women of color at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and sexual harassment at Chicago’s Ford Motor Plant. She received many journalism honors, including seven Emmys and the Associated Press Award for Best Investigative Reporting. In 2008, she retired from investigative journalism at WMAQ-TV.

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