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Dick Weinman Oral History Interviews. October 2014 - January 2015

Dick Weinman Oral History Interviews

Two life history interviews conducted by Janice Dilg.

October 2014 - January 2015

Location:  Weinman residence, Corvallis, Oregon.

Dick Weinman (b. 1933) was a Speech professor at Oregon State from 1967 to his retirement in 1998, and also the on-air voice of Oregon Public Broadcasting's Morning Edition for nearly twenty-five years. During his career at OSU, Weinman played a fundamental role in the creation and growth of KBVR-TV as well as the Broadcast Media Communications program, which he led until its dissolution in 1992. An influential and innovative teacher, Weinman also spearheaded a number of workshops and campus events meant to improve the quality of education for the university's aspiring broadcasters. Among many topics discussed over two interviews, Weinman reflects on his life in broadcasting; his involvement with a wide array of documentary films and campus events; the evolution of KBVR-TV; and the creation of the New Media Studies program.