Missing video | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Missing video

Posted By on Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 6:22 AM

Maybe I've overlooked it. But I combed the KATV news webpage this morning without success for its own story on the donation of the station's unmatched video archive to the University of Arkansas. Once digitized many years in the future, the material will be viewable on-line by the public. It's a treasure.

Suggestion: the station should put up the highlight reel shown yesterday or another of its making for web sharing as a teaser and promotion of its good deed. Given recent events, I was thinking it should include U.S. Rep. Wilbur Mills' Sam Peck Hotel news conference following the famous Tidal Basin dip of Fanne Fox, if only because I was a callow youth in the room in 1974.

CONNECT THE DOTS: Some might wonder why Politico, the growing national political website, provided such lavish coverage to this event. Simple. The Allbritton company owns KATV and is the primary backer of Politico which you'll find linked on the KATV website. .... More dots. Former U.S. Sen. David Pryor, the father of the oral history project at UA, worked on Joseph Allbritton for better than 10 years to land the video files. And credit is due, as well, for long-time former KATV news director Jim Pitcock, who put the archive project in motion years ago and nurtured it until his retirement. Pitcock is now on the staff of U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.

Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments (6)

Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • A response to police arrests becomes a tutorial on race, class and policing in Little Rock

    John Walker, the 79-year-old civil rights lawyer, and his associate, Omavi Shukur, 29, a young lawyer devoted to criminal justice reform, talked to press this afternoon about their arrests Monday by Little Rock police for supposedly obstructing governmental operations in observing and attempting to film a routine police traffic stop. It was a tutorial on sharp views of race, class and governance in Little Rock.
    • Sep 29, 2016
  • French Hill votes against disaster aid to Puerto Rico

    Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill alone among Arkansas's House delegation voted last week against a measure that provided $36.5 billion in disaster aid, a portion  for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as well as money for wildfire response and to support the flood insurance program.
    • Oct 14, 2017
  • Donald Trump declares war on Hillary Clinton's marriage

    Donald Trump gave a remarkable interview to the New York Times yesterday in which he declared open season on the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton's past infidelity. Seems like a loser, but I've been wrong before.
    • Oct 1, 2016

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: An open line, plus an endorsement

    • I don't know if any of you are fans of the show "Madame Secretary", but…

    • on May 20, 2018
  • Re: An open line, plus an endorsement

    • You're right Olphart. It has been about a month since we've heard anything from Doigotta…

    • on May 20, 2018
  • Re: An open line, plus an endorsement

    • Has Doigotta embarked on an around the world tour, too? Haven't heard from her lately…

    • on May 20, 2018



© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation