Jack Hill Videotapes
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Biographical Information:

Jack worked as a television reporter in Denver, Colorado, Jackson, Mississippi, and Dallas, Texas prior to coming back home to Arkansas in 1975 and working as the news anchor and investigative reporter at KAIT-TV in Jonesboro, where he remained for 10 years. During those years at KAIT, Jack was able to serve as the writer, producer and reporter for documentaries dealing with issues affecting Arkansas.

These documentaries brought numerous local and national awards both to Jack Hill personally and to KAIT, including two awards from the DuPont-Columbia University Journalism Program; two nominations for a national Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; a citation from the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards competition; a Certificate of Merit from the American Bar Association; third place in public service reporting at the national awards competition of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi; the Broadcast Media Award from San Francisco University; a Certificate of Merit in the 14th Annual Gabriel Awards Competition; and the investigative journalism award for TV stations under top 75 markets from Investigative Reporters and Editors.

After leaving KAIT-TV in Jonesboro, Jack moved back to Little Rock and formed his own company, TeleVision of Arkansas, under which he produced nearly 60 documentaries shown on state wide television. Jack Hill was a lifelong Methodist who always played an active role in his home church. In recent years he had taken film crews to Russia to produce documentaries regarding the expanding  role of the United Methodist Church in that country. He was a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, having served on the Television Ministry, Missions and Administrative Boards of the church. You could often see Jack out walking or jogging, as his health permitted, on the Big Dam Bridge or on Two Rivers Bridge.

Held at:
Theology Library Archives
745 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Record Series Number: 12/001
Volume: 5.0 Boxes