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Everett Parker

Media activist for more than half a century. He founded and served as director of the Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ from 1954 until 1983. In the 1960s, he reviewed the civil rights performance of television stations in the South and identified WLBT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi as a frequent target of public complaints. He filed a “petition to deny renewal” with the FCC, initiating a process eventually got the station’s license revoked and had far-reaching consequences in American broadcasting. He is currently an adjunct professor of communications at Fordham University. He is ninety-five years old.

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