Interview with Renee Shaw, December 14, 2018

Project: Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Renee Shaw, at the time of this interview, is the Public Affairs Managing Producer & Host at KET. She has been with KET since 1997. In this interview, she discusses her childhood and family background, growing up in rural Tennessee in a predominately white community. She discusses her education, and the mentors and role models who shaped her and helped make her career in broadcast journalism possible. She discusses how her perspective influences her journalism, the intersection of journalism and activism, and the role of journalism in a time of 'fake news.' She discusses the current political climate, both nationally and in the state of Kentucky and what must be done to find common ground among all people. She discusses issues including the achievement gap, poverty, race relations, representation of marginal voices, and political discontent.

Interview Accession

2018oh789_kcrhf026

Interviewee Name

Renee Shaw

Interviewer Name

Betty Bayè

Interview Date

2018-12-14

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Shaw, Renee Interview by Betty Bayè. 14 Dec. 2018. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Shaw, R. (2018, December 14). Interview by B. Bayè. Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Shaw, Renee, interview by Betty Bayè. December 14, 2018, Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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