The Heritage Society presents Noon Lecture Series: The History of Houston Broadcasting 1919–2019

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Noon Lecture Series: <i>The History of Houston Broadcasting 1919–2019</i>
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Phil Stewart has worked in in all facets of the broadcasting industry for over 35 years. He will discuss the beginnings of Radio in Houston, from the granting of licences in the early '20s to the development of television in the '50s. Along the way, he will discuss Houstonians who were responsible for the development and innovations that affected broadcasting around the world, including Jessie Jones, Ross Sterling, William P. Hobby, Oveta Culp Hobby, Oscar Holcomb, Glen McCarthy, Howard Hughes, and more.

He will also discuss the personalities along with tapes of their work including Ron Stone, Doug Johnson, Hudson and Harrigan, Paul Boesch, Bill Young, Dan Rather, Jessica Savitch, Steve Lundy, Larry Kane, Stevens and Pruitt, Marvin Zindler, Bill Bailey and many more. Most of these recordings are over 50 years old and he will include brief programs of the 40th and 50th anniversaries of Houston television stations.

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The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
1100 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002


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