Gerrick Rodrigues Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
video (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Collection Date Range
circa 1991
Summary
Collection contains unedited interviews filmed for a video term paper "Television: Birth of the Video God in Bangor." Interviews with Richard Bronson, Margo Cobb and George Gonyar concern the challenges, excitement and humor of early live television, among other topics. Included are overviews of Bangor, Maine, television station history, and comments about changes in studio technology, programming and commercial advertising.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Gerrick Rodrigues was a Bangor High School student when he completed these interviews for a video termpaper on TV in Bangor. Richard Bronson founded the Bronson Ad Company. Margo Cobb, vice president and general manager of WLBZ-TV, retired in 1994. George Gonyar, vice president and general manager of WABI-TV, also retired in 1994. WABI came on the air in January 1953, followed by WLBZ one year later.
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Items in this collection: 3
Showing 1 - 3 of 3:
1) [raw footage for 'Birth of the Video God in Bangor']
Unedited interviews for Bangor High School student's video term paper titled 'Birth of the Video God in Bangor.' Interviews are with Richard (Dick) Bronson, George Gonyar and Margo Cobb...more
2) ['Birth of the Video God in Bangor' rough copy--interviews]
Note: compare with Acc. 0845.0002 (may be same)more
3) Television: Birth of the Video God in Bangor
Bangor High School student's video term paper including interviews with Richard (Dick) Bronson, George Gonyar and Margo Cobb about beginnings of WLBZ TV and WABI TV. Also includes NHF a...more
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