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From England to Chicago to South Carolina.
Kent Krell talks about covering school integration in South Carolina and beyond. Krell's vast experience in South Carolina news offers insight into the past.


Louis Sossamon

Kent Krell

Born: Liverpool, England

Newspaper History:
-Chicago City News
-Associated Press (13 Years)
-The State (3 Years)
-The Record (14 Years)
- The State (8 Years)

Honors and Awards:
-S.C. Hospital Association Award for Editorial Writing

Education:
-Kenyon College and Northwestern

Books:
- Carolina Decameron: Tales of Hugo and Other Stories

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The full interview is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Interview Highlights (fast forward to hear about):
- Krell's background in newspapers (0:44-3:12)
- Adjusting to Civil Rights in South Carolina (3:12-5:00)
- Covering school integration in other states (5:32-7:21)
- Past and Present Race Relations in SC (7:29-15:38)
- SC Politicans (15:44-23:49)
- The impact of cable TV on politics (24:01-24:46)
- Working at the Columbia Record (28:43-32:14)
- Knight Ridder purchasing The State (33:50-37:15)
- Advice for up-and-coming journalists (41:20-42:38)
- Covering an execution (43:30-48:24)

Carolina Decameron: Tales of Hugo and Other Stories
1991 News Story from Kent Krell
1993 News Story from Kent Krell
More about the Columbia Record
More about Knight Ridder
The Associated Press

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