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San Diego State University Library Special Collections Network Television News Video Research Archive

John Martin

The archive contains MP4 videos of more than 350 local and network television news reports cover-ing a variety of research topic areas, including African-American history, Cold War confrontations, the post-World War II search for Nazi fugitives, Middle East war and peace efforts, science and technolo-gy, urban unrest, fine arts, music, journalism, advertising, and public relations. The stories, reported by San Diego State journalism graduate John Martin, appeared between 1966 and 2002 on ABC News, NBC News, and KCRA News, (Sacramento). The collection contains network news obituaries of Leonid Brezhnev, Maria Callas, Henry Fonda, Bob Hope, and Grace Kelly. An obituary of Black Ac-tivist George Jackson appeared on KCRA. The videos are available for screening in the SDSU Library Special Collections Archive (Contact: Robert Ray, 619-594-6791). A catalogue is attached below.

About the Author

John Martin

John Martin

Public Policy Fellow;
Former Correspondent, ABC News, New York and Washington

John Martin served as an ABC News national correspondent from 1975 to 2002. He is currently a Public Policy Fellow with the History and Public Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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