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Martin, Murphy

Martin, Murphy

Martin, Murphy

Date: Saturday, May 06, 2000

Interview 156a : A 1942 graduate of Lufkin High School, Murphy Martin tells interviewer Jonathan Gerland about being an ABC-TV network anchorman and news correspondent in New York City during the 1960s. He also shares his earlier radio and television broadcasting experiences in Angelina County, including his experiences at stations KRBA and KTRE in Lufkin and KSPL in Diboll, and also relates his experiences at WFAA-TV in Dallas. Martin later served as the stadium voice of the Dallas Cowboys for twenty-four years and relates some of those experiences. Martin mentions or discusses his relationships with baseball players Pete Runnels and Mickey Mantle and football players Emmitt Smith, Michael Irving, Troy Aikman, and Roger Staubach. Martin also mentions his news coverage of civil rights stories as well as relationships with such persons as Dr. Martin Luther King, Alabama Governor George Wallace, Arthur Temple, Ross Perot, and President John F. Kennedy. A brief subject index follows the interview transcript.