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Noon Lecture

The History of Houston Broadcasting 1919–2019
by Phil Stewart

The Heritage Society Tea Room
Free for members, $5 for non-members

Phil Stewart has worked in in all facets of the broadcasting industry for over 35 year. He will discuss the beginnings of Radio in Houston, from the granting of licences in the early 20’s to the development of television in the 50’s. Along the way he will discuss Houstonians who were responsible for the development and innovations that affected broadcasting around the world. These would be Jessie Jones, Ross Sterling, William P. Hobby, Oveta Culp Hobby, Oscar Holcomb, Glen McCarthy, Howard Hughes and many 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 Baily and many more. Most of these recordings are over 50 years old and he will include brief programs of the 40 th and 50 th anniversaries of Houston television stations.

Earlier Event: August 2
Specialty Tour of Old Place
Later Event: August 16
Specialty Tour of Old Place