Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation (Donor)
Washington, Isaac (Producer)
WIS-TV "Awareness" was founded in 1970 and developed and produced by the African-American community to address the needs and interests of African Americans throughout South Carolina. It was the first African-American themed and produced television news program in the state. Originally airing weekly on Saturday nights, the show is still on the air today. This collection consists of approximately 90,000 feet of 16mm color film, representing approximately nearly 290 "Awareness" news magazine stories, produced by WIS-TV in the 1970s. Materials are the original 16mm film elements, mainly silent and sound outtakes, of the studio interviews and location sequences that made up the bulk of “Awareness” content.
South Carolina--Politics and government.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina.
Magazine format television programs.
Television news programs.