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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Russ Ewing.

Author: Russ Ewing; Julieanna L Richardson; 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 Russ Ewing was born on December 28, 1923, on Chicago’s South Side. Ewing was orphaned as an infant and raised by a neighboring family. Working as a musician, firefighter and piano salesman before being hired as a newsroom courier with NBC 5 Chicago in 1964, he was promoted to writer and then reporter within two years. He then made his on-air debut in 1967. Ewing’s broadcasting career spans almost forty  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Russ Ewing; Russ Ewing
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Russ Ewing; Julieanna L Richardson; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150053
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Paw Paw, Michigan
2001 May 27.
Description: 1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 37 min., 44 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Russ Ewing
Russ Ewing

Abstract:

Journalist Russ Ewing was born on December 28, 1923, on Chicago’s South Side. Ewing was orphaned as an infant and raised by a neighboring family. Working as a musician, firefighter and piano salesman before being hired as a newsroom courier with NBC 5 Chicago in 1964, he was promoted to writer and then reporter within two years. He then made his on-air debut in 1967. Ewing’s broadcasting career spans almost forty years. Ewing earned a reputation for fair and humane reporting. Over the course of his career, more than 100 murder suspects turned themselves in to Ewing. His coverage of the infamous John Wayne Gacy murders earned him an Emmy and laid the foundation for the bestselling book, Buried Dreams: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer.

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