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Reminiscences of Iris Turner Kelso: oral history, 1991

Creator: Kelso, Iris
Project: Washington Press Club women in journalism oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 106 pages Sound recording: 11 sound cassettes Videorecording: 5 Betacam videocassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Childhood in Philadelphia, Mississippi, influence of maternal grandparents, extended family; Randolph-Macon Women's College, B.A., 1948; small town news reporter, obituary writer, Hattiesburg American, 1948-51; general assignment reporter, New Orleans States, 1951-65; desire to do political reporting, recollections of interviews with key local politicians; educational consultant, Total Community Action, New Orleans poverty program agency, 1965-67; reporter and commentator, WDSU-TV "Saturday Politics," 1967-78, New Orleans; Peabody Award for coverage of governor and mayoral administrations, 1969; reporter and columnist, Times-Picayune, 1979- :coverage of civil rights movement, school integration, state and local elections and administrations; reflections on changes in reporters' techniques, newsroom advancements.


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Copyright by the Washington Press Club Foundation, 1990.

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