Apr 22

70 Years of Texas Television: An Evening with Bobbie Wygant

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The first female in the southwest to be host/producer of a general-interest television interview program, TV legend Bobbie Wygant has blazed trails throughout her 70-year broadcasting career in Dallas/Fort Worth. On Mon., April 22, she'll share memories from her storied career – the dawn of television, thousands of celebrity interviews and her experience broadcasting live on Nov. 22, 1963 as news broke of the assassination of President Kennedy. Wygant is an Emmy award-winner and was the first Texas broadcaster and the 16th in the nation to be inducted into the Gold Circle of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. She joined WBAP-TV, the first TV station west of the Mississippi, two weeks before it went on the air in 1948. Over the years, she's interviewed America's most noteworthy celebrities, from Bette Davis to Charley Pride to Bradley Cooper. Wygant is the author of "Talking to The Stars." Pre-signed books will be available for purchase.

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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75202
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