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David S. Prowitt Papers


David S. Prowitt Papers
Prowitt, David S.
Collection number:
NPBA 92-24
13.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
1971-1989 and undated
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

In 1964, after working for the Chicago Sun-Times, American Airlines and ABC News, David Prowitt became an Executive Producer at WNET. Mr. Prowitt developed NET's first science series, SPECTRUM, serving as producer, writer and correspondent. In 1971, Mr. Prowitt moved to Washington, D.C. where he became a news correspondent and eventually WNET-TV Program Division Washington Bureau Chief. Prowitt's other endeavors at WNET included developing This Week with Bill Moyers, and Bill Moyers Journal. He managed the Science Program Group at WNET producing shows such as The Killers, and The Thin Edge. The collection documents David Prowitt's work for WNET's Science Group and for Science Program Group, Inc.

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