Joe Weaver Papers

Accession Number: 
10 Linear Feet (10 SB)

Joe Weaver was an award-winning broadcast journalist for WJBK-TV2 Detroit (later Fox 2 Detroit). Weaver became an anchor for WJBK-TV2 in 1963, where he covered social, political, and economic issues in Detroit and developed a reputation for his understanding of the automotive industry’s relationship with labor unions. The Joe Weaver Papers document Weaver’s three decades of news coverage at WJBK-TV2 and consist of his research notes, sources, broadcast scripts and production-related documents, and viewer correspondence. Subjects of particular interest include the automotive industry and the UAW, and issues related to race, education, housing, crime, and transit in Detroit. Viewer correspondence illustrates a range of attitudes and opinions from Detroit-area residents on the issues covered on WJBK-TV2 and on Weaver's treatment of the issues.

circa 1964-1990 (bulk 1971-1975)
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