The HistoryMakers video oral history with Tyrone Brown.

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Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
1 online resource (14 video files (6 hr., 37 min.)) : sound, color.


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Summary note
Communications attorney and broadcasting executive Tyrone Brown was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on November 5, 1942. Brown received his A.B. degree in 1964 from Hamilton College in New York; and his L.L.B. degree from Cornell University Law School in 1967. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter appointed Brown to the Federal Communications Commission to succeed Benjamin Hooks, who was the first African-American FCC commissioner. Brown served on the FCC for three years before stepping down in 1981. He returned to private practice law with Steptoe & Johnson and Wiley Rein, LLP. Brown was also a visiting professor at Duke University where he taught journalism. He headed the Media Access Project, a non-profit communications advocacy organization. In 2009, he was a founding member and vice chairman of the board for IRIDIUM Satellite LLC. Brown also teamed with investors to launch the Black Heritage Network, a cable and satellite network featuring African American television programming.
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Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Time and place of event
Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2012 March 6.
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Larry Crowe, interviewer.
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  • History Makers video oral history with Tyrone Brown
  • Tyrone Brown
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