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Progress Report Austin - Legends of Austin 2

Gordon Wilkison

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Take a look at the “legends and history of our town” in this episode of the locally produced television program, Progress Report Austin.
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 is 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.
Austin National Bank
Congress Avenue
Kurt Bishop
UT Tower
moonlight towers
moontowers
Texas State Capitol
Goddess of Liberty
hurricane Carla
Texas A&M
Texas Military Institute
John Garland James
Sam Houston, Jr.
education
schools
high school
elementary school
Pease Elementary
governors
Governor Elisha Pease
Texas Permanent School Fund
John T. Allen
Allen Junior High
cattle
cattle drive
Chisolm Trail
Montopolis Bridge
Brushy Creek
Round Rock
Dripping Springs
Mount Bonnell
Mt. Bonnell
Peter Preston Ackley
business
Millet Opera House
Capital Pharmacy
6th Street
Hennings Building
F.M. Beaty's Carriage Repository
Avenue Hotel
Martin & Martin Opera House Bar
Driskill Hotel
St. Davids Church
29th Street
Achilles Store
Goodman Store
Lamar Boulevard
Capitol Theater
Renfro Corner
Hotel Main
Robert Mueller Municipal Airport
airports
airplanes
aircraft
planes
Braniff
Mrs. Jacob Bickler
Martha Bickler
pilots
Frank Hawks
Captain Hawks Flying Club
Tom Miller
Max Bickler
James Allred
Ray Lee
airmail
postman
mailman
transportation
street cars
trolley cars
Austin Trolley Cars
Hyde Park
Hyde Park Depots
buses
circuses
animals
Circus Day
presidents
William McKinley
parades
Market House
government
courthouse
Travis County Courthouse
Federal Building
James Buchanan
Lyndon Johnson
congress
politics
Joe Macken
James Allred
Coke Stevenson
Lee O'Daniel
Pappy O'Daniel
weather
snow
Texas Governor's Mansion
Allan Shivers
reconstruction
E.J. Davis
Edmund Davis
Joseph Sayers
Andrew Hamilton
Oran Roberts
women
Miriam Ferguson
Ma Ferguson
J.K. Northington
Horrells
Higgins
feuds
Sam Bass
Bill Longley
Austin Chamber of Commerce
Sears & Roebuck
Reed Music Company
Palmer Auditorium
City Coliseum
Gordon Wilkison
Winn-McLane Associates, Inc.
television
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