Gordon Wilkison

Gordon Wilkison began work as a cameraman at the local Austin television station KTBC (now FOX 7) during 1952, its first year of operation.  At the time the station was owned by the Texas Broadcasting Company, which was owned by Senator Lyndon B. and Lady Bird Johnson. This relationship would continue to shape Wilkison's career well into the next decades - during the Johnson administration, Wilkison covered the president's visits to Texas, preparing material for national and international news correspondents. 
 
A particularly notable moment in his career occurred on August 1, 1966, when Wilkison and KTBC reporter Neal Spelce risked their lives to capture footage of the Tower shooting at the University of Texas. 
 
Wilkison was also the General Manager of Photo Processors at the LBJ Broadcasting Corporation, which he later took over and renamed Cenetex Film Labs. In addition to his camera work and film processing, his work at the station also included direction of a number of television film productions.
 
Outside of KTBC, Wilkison shot, edited, and processed Longhorn football game footage for the University of Texas, a partnership that lasted nearly 30 years.    
 
Recognizing the historical value of film and news footage, Wilkison kept the material, later contributing hundreds of reels to the Texas Archive of the Moving Image's collection.
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Youth Killing
Footage of San Antonio police officers questioning a witness
Youth for Waggoner Carr
"Young Texans" attend a campaign speech given by Waggoner Carr during his unsuccessful 1966 bid for U.S. ...
Wreck 37th + Lamar, Explosion
Footage of the ruins of an exploded house book-ending footage of a collision in north Austin
Wrecks on 183 10-29-64
Footage of a variety of views of a wreck along US Highway 183-- a road and surroundings that sure have ch...
Wrestling Highlites Endorsement
Former professional wrestler Leo Garibaldi endorses Pearl Beer, one of the sponsors of his show Wrestling...
Wrestling Highlites Endorsement
Former professional wrestler Leo Garibaldi endorses La Fuerza, one of the sponsors of his show Wrestling ...
Wrestling Highlites Endorsement (1963)
Wrestler Leo Garibaldi endorses Dependable Motors, one of the sponsors of his show Wrestling Highlites
Wreck I
Footage of the aftermath of a head-on collision with onlooking bystanders
Wreck III
Footage of the aftermath of a car wreck involving local taxi company Roy’s Taxi
Women's Group Supports Waggoner Carr
A San Augustine woman's charter group supports Waggoner Carr's 1964 run for Texas Attorney General.
Will Wilson 'Family' Political Telecast (1961)
Promotional film for Texas Attorney General Will Wilson’s unsuccessful 1961 United States Senate run
Whitley Fire
Footage created for an Austin-based network news affiliate depicts the clean-up after a second-fl...
Wichita Falls Tornado (1964)
Silent and sound news footage capturing the aftermath of a F-5 tornado in Wichita Falls in 1964
Waggoner Carr, Misc.
A silent photo montage of Waggoner Carr, former Speaker of the Texas House and Texas Attorney General
Waggoner Carr at Cortez Hotel
Former Speaker of the Texas House and State Attorney General Waggoner Carr at the Cortez Hotel
Waggoner Carr at Convention
Footage of Waggoner Carr speaking to supporters at a Democratic convention, articulating the strengths of...
Waggoner Carr Presents a Certificate of Appreciation
Texas politician Waggoner Carr speaks to a young adult audience
Waggoner Carr Speech Clips
A compilation of clips from Waggoner Carr's 1966 Senate campaign against Republican incumbent John Goodwi...
Waggoner Carr Senate Campaign Speech (1966)
Waggoner Carr voices his progressive policies in contrast to his Republican opponent, John Tower
Waggoner Carr and the Lubbock Democratic Primary Voting Process
Texas politician Waggoner Carr attends the Democratic Primary in Lubbock where he and other citizens cast...
Waggoner Carr Political Telecast for Attorney General (1960)
A political telecast by Waggoner Carr for his Attorney General campaign
Waggoner Carr Political Telecast for Attorney General (1960)
A political telecast by Waggoner Carr for his Attorney General campaign
Waggoner Carr Political Telecast for Attorney General (1960)
A political telecast by Waggoner Carr for his Attorney General campaign
Waggoner Carr Political Telecast for Attorney General (1960)
A political telecast by Waggoner Carr for his Attorney General campaign
Waggoner Carr Political Telecast for Attorney General (1960)
A political telecast by Waggoner Carr for his Attorney General campaign
Waggoner Carr Political Telecast for Attorney General (1960)
A political telecast by Waggoner Carr for his Attorney General campaign
Waggoner Carr Campaigns for Austin’s Labor Vote (1966)
Waggoner Carr campaigns for the labor vote in his 1966 Senate bid
Waggoner Carr Outtakes
Outtake clips of former Speaker of the Texas House and State Attorney General Waggoner Carr
Waggoner Carr Campaign Footage
Footage from East Texas along the campaign trail of Waggoner Carr’s 1966 bid for Senate
Waggoner Carr Calls Court of Inquiry on JFK Assassination (1963)
Court of Inquiry called in the wake of the assassination of JFK
Voting
A brief look at voters and the voting procedure
Vintage Cars
Several models of vintage automobiles gather in the parking lot of G. C. Murphy's
Vice President Johnson at Southwest Texas State University (1962)
Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson delivers the 1962 commencement address
Vice President Johnson Receives Honorary Degree from Southwest Texas State College, May 1962
Footage of Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from his alma mat...
University of Texas Football Headliner Funnies (1970-72)
Montage of short humorous clips most likely shown at a Longhorn football event
University of Texas Driving Tour
A scenic drive around the UT Austin campus in the early to mid 1960s.
University of Texas Drama Department: Sights and Scenes of Campus and Pre-Production of Hamlet
Home movie footage of University of Texas drama students on campus and during rehearsals
United Fund: John Hayes
President of United Way John S. Hayes promotes the Austin-area fundraising campaign
United Fund: Harry Akin
Austin restauranteur Harry Akin explains why he prefers giving the united way
United Fund: Fred Matthys
Lanier High School Principal Fred Matthys explains why he prefers giving the united way