Bill Weaver discusses his career as a local radio and television personality with WDAY in Fargo from 1953 to 1964. He describes the early days of television, and his activities as a sportscaster and talk show host. Mr. Weaver also discusses his political and business careers and his military service in the US Air Force during World War II.
Stan Cowan was involved in the communications field in Moorhead and Fargo from 1921 until 1967. He started the business section of the Forum in 1949, which he continued for 17 years. He held an interest in aviation and saw Hector Airport instituted. He was the first president of local PTA, active in Trinity Church and other civic organizations.
Sally Hilleboe Adelson, the first woman in the Fargo-Moorhead area to have her own television show, discusses her involvement with television talk shows. Most of her shows were community based shows. She also did talk shows geared to women in the home and consumer problems.
Roger Hamilton discusses his career in journalism as a local newspaper writer, and his activities as the director of public relations at Moorhead State College (later Moorhead State University) from 1962 to 1981. His reflections include much on the history of the college newspapers, the MiSTiC and the Advocate.
Kathy Coyle discusses her career as the anchor of a local television news broadcast, including details concerning the production of local news, the importance of ratings, relations with co-workers, and the advancement of women in television journalism.
James Baccus, retired journalist, has been involved with journalism since his high school days and discusses his writing career for various newspapers and organizations, as well as doing personal writing. He worked for the Forum for approximately 14 years, retiring in 1984 at the age of 70.
A resident of Fargo and Moorhead since her birth in 1915, Miss Helen Euren was an employee of Moorhead Public Library from 1934 until her retirement in 1977. She discusses the new library services added during those years, the formation of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library and the bond issue for the new building in 1960.
Helen Peterson was born in Kenmare, ND on April 24, 1904. Mrs. Peterson and her husband Wayne owned the Moorhead Daily News from 1930 to 1944. She discusses various features of the paper and how the business has changed over the years.
KROC Radio host Butch Morganson broadcasts this episode of the series, "The Hum of Industry" live from the Rochester Fire Station at the corner of Sixth Street and Broadway Avenue. Fire Chief Cecil E. Ginther is interviewed about the daily life of a fireman as they walk through the building describing the various rooms. Also heard are Assistant Chief Frank Adair and Fireman Dan McLaughlin.
Doris Eastman discusses her experience writing for the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead from 1934-1979. She became women's editor at the newspaper in 1959. She also tells about her days working for the Moorhead Daily News. Now retired, she is working at the Episcopal Church and Clay County Historical Society.