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Interview with Belva Davis

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Contributor

Davis, Belva, 1932- ; McKiernan, Stephen

Description

Belva Davis is a television and radio journalist. Davis has won eight Emmy Awards, and she has been recognized for her hard work by major groups such as the American Women in Radio and Television and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Belva Davis is an award winning journalist who has covered politics for over forty years. She has anchored three major network affiliates CBS, NBC and PBS. This includes a political affairs program on KQED-San Francisco that is one the most watched public stations in America. In 2008, Belva Davis was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame. She has received eight regional Emmys for reporting on a variety of topics including the AIDS Epidemic, Castro's Cuba, Bready Cancer and Learning Disabilities. She was the first African American woman on the West Coast and was profiled in the NEWSEUM, the world's first interactive museum of news. Davis is the author of the book Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism.

Date

2011-04-06

Rights

In copyright

Date Modified

2017-03-14

Is Part Of

McKiernan Interviews

Extent

186:31

Date of Interview

2011-04-06

Interviewer

Stephen McKiernan

Interviewee

Belva Davis, 1932-

Biographical Text

Belva Davis is an award winning journalist who has covered politics for over forty years. She has anchored three major network affiliates CBS, NBC and PBS. This includes a political affairs program on KQED-San Francisco that is one the most watched public stations in America. In 2008, Belva Davis was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame. She has received eight regional Emmys for reporting on a variety of topics including the AIDS Epidemic, Castro's Cuba, Bready Cancer and Learning Disabilities. She was the first African American woman on the West Coast and was profiled in the NEWSEUM, the world's first interactive museum of news. Davis is the author of the book Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism.

Duration

186:31

Language

English

Digital Publisher

Binghamton University Libraries

Digital Format

audio/mp4

Original Format

2 Microcassettes

Material Type

Sound

Interview Format

Audio

Subject LCSH

Women television journalists--United States; Radio journalists--United States; Davis, Belva, 1932--Interviews

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Keywords

African American Women; Prejudice; Civil Rights; Women's Movement; Black Panthers; Second Class Citizens; Journalism; Affirmative Action

Accessibility

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Stephen McKiernan's collection of interviews includes more than two hundred interviews with prominent figures of the 1960s, which were collected between the mid-1990s and 2010s. The collection provides narratives of people who were actively involved in or witnessed events in the 1960s, an era which spurred profound cultural and… More

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“Interview with Belva Davis,” Digital Collections, accessed February 27, 2024, https://omeka.binghamton.edu/omeka/items/show/872.