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agency broadcast executive

Joseph L. Headlee, American agency broadcast executive. Recipient Ohio State award Ohio State University, 1967, Edinburgh Film Festival award 25th International Film Festival, 1971, Distinguished Alumni award Boston University, 1985; award General Motors and National Science Foundation, 1987. With United States Army, 1956-1959.


Headlee, Joseph L. was born on March 26, 1934 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph L. and Frankie (Boor) Headlee.


Bachelor, Waynesburg College, 1956. Master of Science, Boston University, 1961.


Head television producer, Station AFKN-television, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1957-1958; producer, director, United States Army Pictorial Center, New York City, 1958-1959; producer, director, Station WBZ-television, Boston, 1961-1963; chief broadcast headquarters, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington (District of Columbia), since 1965.


  • Avocations: private pilot, amateur radio.


  • Other Work

    • Writer National Science Foundation, Washington (District of Columbia), 1974-1978. Writer, producer National Center for Resource Recovery, Washington (District of Columbia), 1971-1978. Writer, producer films Apollo Moon Landing, 1969 (CINDY award 1969), Apollo II, Journey Record, 1971 (Council on International Nontheatrical Events award 1971).

      Videotape National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The 25th Year, 1983 (Council on International Nontheatrical Events award 1984, INDY award 1984), Return to Space (Excellence award 1989, Gold Screen award 1989, Sadie Snow award 1989).


With United States Army, 1956-1959.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: private pilot, amateur radio.


Married Dolores D. Headlee, December 26, 1956. Children: Joel L., Dena A.

Joseph L. Headlee

Frankie (Boor) Headlee

Dolores D. Headlee

Dena A. Headlee

Joel L. Headlee