James R. Polk audiovisual collection

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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1968 – 2006
Scope and Content Note: Investigative television journalism by James R. Polk, primarily from his career at CNN.
Biographical Note: James R. Polk was a journalist known for investigative reporting and coverage of American political corruption and fraud. Over the course of his career, he covered the Ray Donovan investigations, the Bert Lance controversy, the Abscam scandal, and the financial dealings of John Zaccaro, husband of 1984 Democratic vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro. In 1974, Polk won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his coverage of the Watergate scandal for the Washington Star. He later became an investigative journalist for CNN.
Extent: 271 items: 6 audiocassettes; 1 blu-ray; 2 Digi-Beta; 7 Beta-SP; 18 Betacam; 22 3/4 inch U-matic; 42 DVD-Video; 49 MII; 125 VHS
Related External Collections: Related materials in other repositories: James R. Polk Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Study.
Provenance: Russell Collection

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