Courier-Journal Interviews

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Mr. Baker joined the Courier-Journal as secretary after a career in banking. He was Treasurer, Vice President, Executive Vice-President and General Manager of the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times, WHAS, Inc., and Standard Gravure Corp.
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An interview with Barry Bingham, Sr. continuing his discussion of his work at the helm of the Courier-Journal/Times companies.
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Barry Bingham, Sr., chairman of the board of the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times, Standard Gravure Corporation, WHAS, Inc. and other Bingham enterprises.
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Barry Bingham, Jr., editor and publisher of the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times discusses his upbringing, education, and experience in television prior to moving into the leadership of the newspapers. He also discusses his experiences as editor and publisher, including leading the papers through controversies, and his vision of the future of newspapers.
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Mr. Caummisar joined the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in 1934. The majority of his 30-year career (1934-1964) with the papers was spent in the circulation department. He retired from the position of director of promotion and public service at the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in 1964.
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Ms. Clowes joined the Courier-Journal in 1936 as a staff reporter. Her previous newspaper experience was with the old Herald-Post. She was named editor of the Courier-Journal editorial page in 1966, and held this position until her retirement.
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Ms. Coady began her career with the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times as an assistant copy editor employed temporarily during the summer of 1945. She returned after graduation from college in July 1946 to permanent employment. She has worked as an assistant copy editor, feature writer, news reporter, education reporter, and general assignment reporter and in September 1981 became the Arts Editor.
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Mr. Crowdus joined the staff of the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in the summer of 1947. His initial assignment was to cover the police beat as a reporter. He then covered general assignment stories through the 1950s. In 1961 Mr. Crowdus began covering City Hall. Through the administrations of four mayors (Cowger to Sloane) Mr. Crowdus covered city government. In 1977 he returned to general assignment reporting.
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Mr. Davis has earned a national reputation as an aerial photographer. He was director of the Photography Department for 35 years until 1974. Mr. Davis still works for the Courier-Journal and accompanies other on their aerial assignments.
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Mr. Edwards began his career in journalism in Horse Cave, Kentucky as news correspondent for the four newspapers then published in Louisville. His first job in Louisville was with the Herald before it merged with the Post. After the stockmarket crash and a period with the Hearst chain, Mr. Edwards joined the Courier Journal and Louisville Times. He served as news editor and assistant managing editor of the Times under Norman Isaacs.
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Mr. Eyl began his career with the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in 1919. Mr. Eyl rose through the ranks in the advertising department of the paper to the position of Assistant to the Business Manager. He retired from that position and the papers in 1969.
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Mr. Eyl began his career with the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in 1919. Mr. Eyl rose through the ranks in the advertising department of the paper to the position of Assistant to the Business Manager. He retired from that position and the papers in 1969.
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Mr. Franklin retired as Assistant Director of Circulation after 46 years with the paper. His association with the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times began as a newsboy on Armistice Day for World War I.
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Mr. Gill is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times Company, WHAS, Standard Gravure Corp. and other communications and information businesses of the Bingham family.
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Mr. Frank Hartley joined the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in 1938 as a sports writer for the Times. In 1956 Mr. Hartley moved to the newsroom. Eight years later he returned to the sports department as assistant sports editor. In 1968 he transferred to the Courier-Journal and assumed the position of assistant state editor. In 1976 Mr. Hartley became state editor. Mr. Hartley remained Kentucky editor until 1979, when he was named news ombudsman for the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times.
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Mr. Hawpe has been with the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times since November of 1969. Prior to that he worked for two years as a reporter for the Associated Press in Lexington, Kentucky and for two years as an editorial writer on the St. Petersburg Times. Mr. Hawpe's initial position with the Courier was as the Eastern Kentucky reporter. In 1972 he joined the editorial staff. He served as assistant state editor for two years, until 1977, when he became the city editor for the Louisville Times. Beginning in 1979 he served as the managing editor of the Courier Journal.
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Mr. Isaacs was employed as Managing Editor of the Louisville Times in 1952; became Executive Editor of both Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in 1962; appointed Executive Vice-President in 1964. He left Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in 1970 to
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Mr. Janensch is a vice president of the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times Company and Executive Editor of both Courier-Journal and Louisville Times. He succeeded Robert P. Clark in this position.
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Herman Landau is a retired makeup editor of the Louisville Times. His career in journalism began as an office boy. Born and raised in Louisville, Mr. Landau has a broad knowledge of his hometown and the newspapers that have been so much a part of his life.
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At the time of the interview, Mr. MacKinnon was serving as the Executive Vice-President of the Courier-Journal and Times Company, Standard Gravure Corp., and WHAS, Inc., Mr. MacKinnon was Chief Executive Officer of these companies from 1968 until he turned over the presidency to his successor in January 1981.
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Mr. Mann joined the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in 1932 at the age of sixteen. He began his printer apprenticeship according to union regulations for six years in 1935 at the age of twenty one. He became a journeymen printer in 1941. The majority of his nearly fifty-year career with the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times was spent in the composing room. Mr. Mann retired as superintendent of the composing room in 1981.
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Mr. Moore worked full-time for the Louisville Times for forty-four years. He served as police reporter, Indiana Editor, copy editor and telegraph news editor. During these years he also wrote the "Lemme Doit" column for four and a half years and began writing "Looking Backward" in 1936. At the time of the interview, he was still writing the "Looking Backward" column.
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Mr. Pearce joined the Courier-Journal staff as an editorial writer. He shared in the Pulitzer Prize awarded to the Courier-Journal in 1967. On this occasion the Courier-Journal received the Pulitzer Committee's "Meritorious Public Service Award" for its successful battle for stronger strip-mining controls. At the time of the interview, John Ed Pearce was a writer for the Sunday Magazine in which he specializes in Kentucky county profiles.
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Mr. Ruby began work as a news boy carrying both the Courier-Journal and Louisville Herald. He served as sports editor from 1938-1968. At the time of the interview, Mr. Ruby was still writing an outdoor column that appeared in the Sunday edition.
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Carol Sutton began her career with the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in 1955. She began her employment as a secretary and was promoted to feature writer in 1956. She served as editor of the women's section beginning in 1963 and as managing editor of Courier-Journal in 1974. She served as assistant to the publisher for the development of tailored news section before becoming senior editor of the Courier Journal and Louisville Times news and editorial departments in 1979.
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Leon Tallichet joined the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in 1958. In 1964 he was appointed Assistant Vice President and Secretary. His initial position with the CJ and LT had been assistant secretary and assistant treasurer. In 1970, Mr. Tallichet Tallichet was named secretary and treasurer, and four years later was elevated to vice president (retaining his former position as well). Mr. Tallichet was made a director in 1975, and in 1980 he was named senior vice president and treasurer, positions which he held at the time of the interview.
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Mr. Towles is the Vice-President of Public Affairs for the Courier-Journal and Times Company. After graduation from the University of Kentucky with a degree in journalism, he was appointed editor of "In Kentucky" magazine and assistant director of publicity has given him a broad background on the importance of these papers to this state.
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Mary Alice Williams began her career with the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times as a library clerk in the clippings room. Her entire career was spent in the library. She retired as the manager of library reference services in June, 1980.
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Mr. Wyatt has served as counsel and member of the Board of Directors of the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times Company since becoming a member of the law firm of Peter, Heyburn, Marshall, and Wyatt in 1937. The present name of Mr. Wyatt's firm is Wyatt Tarrant and Combs. Due to the confidential nature of much of the legal relationship with the Bingham enterprises this interview deals with background knowledge of the role of this industry on the local, state and national scene.