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Transcript of interview with Leandrew Winston by Claytee D. White, August 03, 2016






Leandrew Winston is best known for his work in public broadcasting. He was born in Grady, Arkansas where he lived on a farm with his family. He migrated first to California and then to Las Vegas. Once in the city, Winston became a well-connected figure in the African American community and often tells stories about his experiences with police brutality. He chose to work in public broadcasting and in 1971 became the first African American to work at PBS at Channel 10. He started hosting Ten on the Black Side, his own television news talk show, in 1975 and later became the Minority Affairs Director at Channel 10. In 1984, Winston created a documentary for PBS called The Road to Las Vegas, a Black Perspective. He returned to school in 1987 and received his MBA from National University. Upon returning to Las Vegas, he helped found KNPR. Winston left Channel 10 and took a job with KCEP in 2001.

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Leandrew Winston oral history interview, 2016 August 03. OH-02793. [Transcript] Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Ne


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