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William Grant Mitchell

broadcasting executive

William Grant Mitchell, American broadcasting executive. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal with four clusters European Theatre of Operations.; recipient award National Farm Film Foundation, 1958, Pioneer award Michigan Public Broadcasting, 1997; Whitehead fellow Emory University, 1940-1942; Title VI, National Education Act. grantee, 1966-1968; Annenberg/Center Public Broadcasting grantee, 1983.

Background

Mitchell, William Grant was born on March 1, 1921 in Social Circle, Georgia, United States. Son of William Grant and Eunice Inez (Williams) Mitchell.

Education

Student, West Georgia College, 1938-1940;Bachelor of Arts, Emory University, 1942;Master of Arts, University Florida, 1956;Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, 1970.

Career

Editor Georgia Experiment Station, 1951-1952. Television specialist Florida Agricultural Extension Service, 1952-1962. Assistant dean radio and television Florida Institute Continuing University Studies, Gainesville, 1962-1965.

Director learning resources Northern Michigan University, general manager WNMR, WNPB, Marquette, 1965-1974. Director instructional services, general manager WUSF-television-FM, WSFP-television-FM, University South Florida, Tampa, 1974-1986. Free-lance writer, photographer, since 1985.

Board directors Florida Public Broadcasting Service, Inc., Tallahassee, 1977-1986, vice-chairman, 1979-1982, chairman, 1982-1985.

Works

  • Columnist (weekly column) Villa Rican newspaper, since 1993. Contributor articles to professional journals, magazines and newspapers.

Religion

The Covenant is the means of grace by which the relationship with God is accepted and then sustained. It is therefore not so much about getting in to a relationship with God as it is about staying in it.

Politics

When seeking to address certain political issues, the Church must engage with other denominations to understand their views and needs.

Views

All persons, regardless of age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, are entitled to have their human and civil rights ensured and to be protected against violence.

Membership

Cub pack leader, troop committee member Boy Scouts American, 1958-1964. Served with United States Air Force, 1943-1945. Member National Association Educational television, Association Educational Communications and Technology, National Association State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Southern Educational Communications Association (director 1974-1986), Tampa Educational Cable Consortium, Florida Public Broadcasting Service, Carroll County Gem and Mineral Society (secretary), Carroll County Genealogical Society, Sigma Delta Chi, Phi Delta Kappa.

Connections

Married Mary Sue Sims, June 27, 1944. Children: Patricia Alice DeWitt, John William.

father:
William Grant Mitchell

mother:
Eunice Inez (Williams) Mitchell

spouse:
Mary Sue Sims

children:
Patricia Alice DeWitt Mitchell

John William Mitchell