Joseph Wershba, a professional writer, was born in New York in 1920 and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1941. He began working for CBS radio in the late 1940s and then moved on to television. During the 1960s Wershba wrote for the New York Post and contributed occasionally to Forward. In the 1950s Joseph Wershba worked with Edward R. Morrow on the "See It Now" programs, including the shows that challenged United States Senator Joseph McCarthy. Later Wershba worked as a producer on "60 Minutes". Wershba won two Emmy Awards, a Silurian award for lifetime excellence in journalism, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his work in 1963 on a Lee Harvey Oswald story. A Guide to the Joseph and Shirley Wershba Papers, 1936-2004 is available online at: /www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utcah/00163/cah-00163.html >. Sources: Ann M. Sperber Award." Fordham University. Available [Online]: /www.fordham.edu/Academics/Programs_at_Fordham_/Communication_and_Me/Sperber_Award/Joe_Wershba_10897.asp>. Last Viewed: 2006 August 2. New York times WWW site, May 18, 2011 |b (in obituary published May 17: Joseph Wershba; b. Aug. 19, 1920, Manhattan; d. Saturday [May 14, 2011], Floral Park, Long Island, aged 90; as a CBS television reporter working with Edward R. Murrow, he revealed the story of Lt. Milo Radulovich, whose dismissal from the Air Force because of his relatives’ leftist leanings became a symbol of the anti-Communist witch hunts of the 1950s)
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Abstract This collection consists of a typed copy of James A. Michener's Introduction" to Ernest Hemingway's book Dangerous Summer and one letter.
Dates: 1985; Existence: 2000-11-05