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 County: Travis County, TX
 Collection: Texas Oral History Collection
Oral History Interview with James William Harrison, January 27, 2005

Oral History Interview with James William Harrison, January 27, 2005

Date: January 27, 2005
Creator: Parish, Brainerd & Harrison, James William
Description: Interview with James William "Bill" Harrison, a serviceman in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He explains how he joined the navy in San Diego without going to boot camp. He worked on an oil tanker that shipped out to Pearl Harbor a month after the attack there and transported fuel out of San Diego to various ships at sea. He was then transfered to Admiral Nimitz's public relations department. There he and two others wrote stories about the action in the Pacific theater, particularly about the Battle of Midway. They also contributed to a radio show and worked with the national press corps. He then worked at the Naval Air Station in Seattle before traveling to Hilo, Hawaii to meet with soldiers who had returned from Tarawa. In Texas, he attended officer training school and college at Southwestern University. After the war ended, he studied at the University of Texas and University of Oklahoma for law school. He recalls an incident in which his office released a story about a cat that had kittens on board a cruiser; they reported this good news from the Pacific prior to the Battle of Midway. He also met Admirals Nimitz ...
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Oral History Interview with Karen Hughes, April 12, 2012

Oral History Interview with Karen Hughes, April 12, 2012

Date: April 12, 2012
Creator: Riddell, Brad
Description: Interview with Karen Hughes,a journalist and political advisor who worked in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, and her career at KXAS-TV Channel 5. She also talks about her time as an advisor to George W. Bush, starting when he ran for governor in 1994.
Contributing Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
Oral History Interview with Rena Pederson, April 5, 2012

Oral History Interview with Rena Pederson, April 5, 2012

Date: April 5, 2012
Creator: Harding, Anne
Description: Interview with Rena Pederson, a former journalist in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, her career with The Dallas Morning News and other newspapers, the books she has written, and her work in communications and public affairs.
Contributing Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
Oral History Interview with Gayle Reaves-King, April 4, 2012

Oral History Interview with Gayle Reaves-King, April 4, 2012

Date: April 5, 2012
Creator: Ayers, Cesta
Description: Interview with Gayle Reaves-King,a journalist in Fort Worth, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, family life, and her career with The Dallas Morning News and other newspapers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism