Oral Histories: Nationally Recognized Photojournalists

by NinaShelton

Oral Histories: Nationally Recognized Photojournalists
SUNDAYS, Starting September 17, 2017 – 7pm & 11pm ET
American History TV on C-SPAN3

For six consecutive Sundays beginning September 17, American History TV will air a series of interviews with prominent photojournalists. Each covers the photographer's career, personal stories behind the photos, and samples of their work. The photographs document major events in American history, from President Kennedy's assassination to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. They're archived at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin along with the oral histories.

Featured in our series are:

    • September 17: Frank Johnston, United Press International, the Washington Post: Vietnam War, Jonestown Massacre, and events in Texas following President Kennedy's assassination 

  • September 24: Eric Draper, President George W. Bush's White House photographer, author of "Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush"
  • October 1: Darryl Heikes, United Press International, U.S. News and World Report: President Kennedy's assassination, President Carter's Middle East diplomacy, President Reagan
  • October 8: Lucian Perkins, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, the Washington Post: wars in the former Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Iraq and Afghanistan, a three-generation Washington, D.C. family living in poverty
  • October 15: David Valdez, President George H. W. Bush's White House photographer, author of "George Herbert Walker Bush: A Photographic Profile"
  • October 22: Diana Walker, Time magazine White House photographer of five administrations, author of "Hillary: The Photographs of Diana Walker"


Here's an interview about the photojournalism collection and the oral histories with Briscoe Center executive director Don Carleton:

 And more information about the Center's collections here:

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