Hutcheson, C R 1999-06-28

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Choc Hutcheson is a longtime supporter of Texas Tech’s School of Mass Communications. Hutcheson provides background information from early childhood to career development as a journalist.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: C. R. "Choc" Hutcheson

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Date: June 28, 1999

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Christye Marez

Length: 1 hour, 5 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Hutcheson C.R. (Choc), Background: b. Fort Worth Texas, Nickname Background, Schools Work in High School, Hobbs Daily News Sun work, Wink New Mexico, College Days, High School grad at 15, University of New Mexico, Scholarship, Decision to attend Tech, Tech Activities, National Open, Fort Worth Press involvement, First attempt at Lubbock A-J, Intercollegiate athletics, Avalanche-Journal job, Practical experience, Most important for journalists, Daily newspaper experience, Pay at Avalanche, Meaning of Journalism, Events Different Variety, Pearl Harbor Effects, Frank Tolver – Fort Worth, Brooklyn Dodger cousin, Opportunities because of age, Associated Press experience, Attended SMU, Sports information work, About to turn 18, Couldn’t work at AP, Draft time, Drafted for WWII, Appendicitis attack delays draft, Army days, Basic Training– Camp Roberts CA, Okinawa, Ernie Pile, Infantry company, Marine-type Correspondent, Found and wrote stories to boost morale, Unusual story, Man shot in ear twice, After WWII Career Choice, The Daily Pacifican in Manila, Return to Tech, Sophomore to senior year, Changes to campus, Back at Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Sports Department, Changes in Journalism before/after War, Veterans back in place, Key AJ employees, Back to West Texas, From Radio to Television, Hired to run KCBD, TV news dept., 4 person staff, No film no national news affiliates, KDUB predecessor.

Tape 1, Side 2: Competition among media, Just between TV and Newspaper, Room for everyone, Picts for camera shots, Stints with Texas League Baseball, Major/Minor league in Texas, Administrative Assistant to John L. Reeves, PR type job, Flexibility in Journalism skills Advice to students, Love what they’re doing, Changes, people, Lubbock Hubbers, Ran team for George P Livermore, Career Change, Back to roots—oil producing, Royalties, Buying and selling, Hobby– Gag Writing, Jack Tippett cartoonist, Began working with other artists, 200 different publications, Strengths of him as a journalist, Play on words, Maximum impact, Doesn’t look back, Always move forward, Media Changes, TV’s great impact, Some shortcomings, Dan Rather interview, No in-depth to TV, on 30 minute newscasts, TV changed war, Technology Influences, So much more available, Access to history, Film videotape, A Good Journalist, Seeking the truth, Obituary writing, Accuracy, Proofreaders, Linotype, Ethics, Moral level has slipped, Attributable to society, Proper manner is difficult, 30s and 40s Impact, So much compacted in that time, Depression WWII, Mass production, Racial matters, Work Ethic of Tech students, Very strong at Tech.

Tape 2, Side 1: Earl Scutty Dallas Cowboys scout, Roger Staubach story, Potential or a player, Work Ethic changes, Fault of his generation, Adjust so children didn’t see the same things , Crutch instead of a boost, Texas Tech, You will find an education at Tech, Facilities faculty everything, Advancements.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1930s-1980s

Bulk Dates: 1940s-1980s

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