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Ellis, Robert

Abstract Destined to be the third generation working at the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co., the Cleveland born and raised boy who got kicked out of High School 5 times before graduating, became a key founder of not only Channel 8 but also the ASU Retirees Association! Bob Ellis speaks very candidly about his life growing up in Cleveland, military service and then student at Arizona State College as a secondary education major with an emphasis in speech and drama; his first job at KOY and how he married his boss, his biggest influence in his career. Bob was an on-air personality at KOY. He was lured to come to ASU to help start a new television station that would become Channel 8 (KAET). In his interview, he tells stories of the beginnings of Ch... (more)
Table of Contents 1. Introduction/Childhood @ 00:00:30
2. Move to Arizona @ 00:03:32
a. Arizona State College @ 00:04:21
3. First impressions of ASC @ 00:08:40
4. After Graduation – KOY @ 00:11:35
a. Lured to help start a non-commercial television station @ 00:12:42
b. More on life at KOY @ 00:15:00
5. Move to ASU @ 00:17:00
6. Channel 8 @ 00:19:00
a. Great Society Act of 1967 @ 00:24:20
b. Role at Channel 8 @ 00:24:48
7. First programs – tele-courses @ 00:30:45
a. Challenges of doing a tele-course @ 00:33:00
8. Challenges of public television during the Nixon years @ 00:35:20
a. Problems for Channel 8 @ 00:36:05
9. Channel 8 and the 60’s @ 00:41:38
10. Growth of Channel 8 @ 00:41:38
a. Pledge Drives/Friends of Channel 8 @ 00:45:53
b. New ... (more)
Created Date 2002-07-29
Contributor Stevenson, Pam (Interviewer) / Agave Productions (Contractor) / Arizona State University Retirees Association (Producer)
Subject Founding Programs / KAET / ASURA / Departments / KAET
Series Administration, KAET, Position, Director, KAET
Type Moving Image
Extent 85 minutes
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Citation Ellis, Robert. Interview. 29 July 2002. ASURA Video History Project. © Arizona Board of Regents.
Note Pam Stevenson, Editor; Manny Garcia, Videographer; June Payne, Chair Video History Project.
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  Bob Ellis interview, 2002
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