On the Record Program Archive
For more than three decades, Judy Woodruff has been one of the most high-profile American journalists. She was White House and Today Show Chief Washington correspondent for NBC News from 1977 to 1983. For twelve years she was anchor and senior correspondent for CNN, anchoring the network's weekday political program, "Inside Politics."
In two stints with PBS, Woodruff has served as chief Washington correspondent, anchor of the weekly documentary series, "Frontline with Judy Woodruff," and senior correspondent and co-anchor of the PBS NewsHour.
Woodruff was the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Gaylord Prize for excellence in journalism, presented by the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. While in Oklahoma, Woodruff talked to Dick Pryor about her career in journalism and covering politics, less than a week after anchoring the PBS NewsHour coverage of the 2012 presidential election.
Judy Woodruff discusses the media and politics in Judy Woodruff On the Record, debuting August 22nd at 7:00 p.m. on OETA.
The founder and longtime CEO of C-SPAN discusses how he made his vision of a national network devoted to government and politics a reality. This pioneer of cable television tells the story of C-SPAN and its effect on politics, government and journalism for more than 33 years. Join Dick Pryor for this exclusive OETA original program, Brian Lamb On the Record, debuting March 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
The reknowned documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns, discusses his craft and life's work with Dick Pryor in Ken Burns On the Record, debuting Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 9:30 p.m. on OETA. Burns' newest documentary, The Dust Bowl, premieres nationally on November 18, 2012.
Bill Moyers On the Record
Born in Hugo, Bill Moyers spent his first three years in Oklahoma and maintained close ties to the state even after his family moved south of the Red River to Marshall, Texas. With degrees in journalism and divinity, the ordained Baptist minister served as Deputy Director of the Peace Corps, Press Secretary for President Lyndon Johnson, and publisher of Newsday before beginning his broadcast career in 1971.
Now, 40 years and more than 30 Emmy Awards later, Moyers returns to Oklahoma to talk about the media and the journalism profession in a one-on-one interview with Dick Pryor. Bill Moyers On the Record debuts on Thursday, January 5 at 9pm on OETA.
During his broadcast journalism career Moyers has served as chief correspondent for CBS Reports and senior news analyst for CBS News; host of Bill Moyers Journal and Now with Bill Moyers; and host of acclaimed programs including The Power of Myth, A World of Ideas, Healing and the Mind, and Amazing Grace.
Bill Moyers On the Record is the latest in a series of award-winning OETA original productions featuring interviews with influential American journalists.
Bill Moyers returns to public television with a new weekly program, Moyers & Company, which will be seen Saturdays at 5:00 pm on OETA beginning January 14, 2012.
Ponca City native and University of Oklahoma graduate Mike Boettcher has spent more than thirty years as a news correspondent for CNN, ABC and NBC. During that time he has reported on some of the biggest stories in the world, winning national Emmy and Peabody Awards.
After returning from covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Boettcher taught journalism students at his alma mater as a visiting professor. He also discussed his career in journalism with Dick Pryor for the OETA production, "Mike Boettcher On the Record."
Boettcher talks about his coverage of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the early days of Cable News Network and his life as an international reporter in "Mike Boettcher: On the Record." You can view that program on this website.
Boettcher is currently on a year-long reporting assignment with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan.