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Hall of Fame Member

Douglas Edwards

Inducted: 1973

DOUGLAS EDWARDS (1917-1990) of Ada was the first major radio newsman to make the transition to television, in 1947. Since then he covered the world scene, and started anchoring a daily television news broadcast for CBS television network in 1950. He also broadcasted regularly for CBS radio. He first joined CBS radio in 1942, covering World War II in Europe and as chief of the CBS News Paris Bureau. The quality of his work earned him a George Foster Peabody Award. 

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Selection Process

Honorees are selected by a committee comprised of hall of fame members, including its director, and distinguished leaders in journalism. The Selection Committee considers all nominations, both new ones and those held over from previous years, before selecting the honorees.

The 2022 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Sunday, Ocober 31, 2021.

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