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Ray Moore oral history interview 1987 May 8

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Creator: Moore, Ray, 1922-
Kuhn, Cliff
Title: Ray Moore oral history interview 1987 May 8
Date: 1987 May 8
Description: Local identification number: Moore, R_19870508_(P1987-08)

Ray Moore (b. 1922) was the news director for WSB TV-Channel 2 in Atlanta.

Among topics discussed: Early political memories; family background; early newspaper work; Columbia University; army life in Augusta; Battle of the Bulge; Gene Patterson; early television and radio influences; H.V. Caldenborne; WOR; early radio career; WSB; Atlanta radio in the fifties; initial television work; Joe Fain; older cameras; television ratings; editorial documentary on school desegregation crisis; HOPE; Sibley Commission; prison documentary; documentary on state mental hospital; newspaper coverage of state mental hospital; investigative reporting; Jack Nelson; John Pennington; Atlanta press; transformation of news department; WSB's innovations; Clifford Baldowski; Bill Shipp; Bill McCanklen; New Orleans school desegregation; Atlanta's desegregation; newsmen and commercial advertisements; Tom Brokaw; NBC; non-visual coverage of bus sit-ins; the desegregation of the University of Georgia; riots and the media; distrust of the media during the civil rights movement; Taliaferro County; Martin Luther King Jr.; basis for opinions; media coverage as community service; Ralph McGill; role of television in civil rights movement; Hosea Williams in Forsyth County, Georgia; Lonnie King and the student sit-ins; the desegregation of churches; television's blame as provocateur during civil rights movement; Nashville busing; Albany movement; covering the Southeast for the networks.

Subjects: School integration | Reporters and reporting | Mass media and race relations | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Patterson, Eugene C. (Eugene Corbett), 1923- | Baldowski, Clifford H., 1917-1999 | Moore, Ray, 1922-
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Related Materials: Southern Labor Archives Collection | Moore, Ray, Interviewed by Clifford Kuhn, 8 May 1987, P1987-08, Series D. Politics and the Media, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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Collection Information: Georgia Government Documentation Project