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Catalog Number 2013-23-0094
Title Ashland College Concert Lecture Series-Harry Reasoner speech at Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio given October 13. 1967.
Call# AT PN 4305 .O4R4
Object Name Audio Visual
Summary Open reel audio tape 7 inch-Ashland College Concert Lecture Series-Harry Reasoner speech at Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio given October 13. 1967.

Harry Truman Reasoner (April 17, 1923 – August 6, 1991) was an American journalist for ABC and CBS News, known for his inventive use of language as a television commentator, and as a founder of the 60 Minutes program.

Reasoner was born in Dakota City, Iowa. He attended West High School in Minneapolis, going on to study journalism at Stanford University and the University of Minnesota. He served in World War II and then resumed his journalism career with The Minneapolis Times. His novel Tell Me About Women, about a fading marriage, was written partly during his World War II service and was first published in 1946.

Journalism: CBS News

After going into radio with CBS in 1948, Reasoner worked for the United States Information Agency in the Philippines. When he returned stateside, he went into television and worked at station KEYD (later KMSP) in Minneapolis. He ran for Minneapolis city council as a Republican in 1949 and garnered 381 votes (4.4 percent). Reasoner later joined CBS News in New York, where he eventually hosted a morning news program called Calendar on top of doing commentator and special news narration duties.
Published Date 10/13/1967
Physical Description 1 Open reel audio tape 7 inch
1 Compact Disk recording produced May 2003
Collection Ashland University Archives Audio Visual Collection
Accession number 2013-23