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William 'Bill' Barnhart - Journalists View

Bill Barnhart spent the bulk of his life as a journalist, first with the Chicago based 'City News Bureau,' then the 'Suburban Tribune,' and starting in 1979 with the 'Chicago Tribune,' where he wrote a daily column for the Business Section. He retired from the Trib in 2008. He has coauthored two books with former state legislator Gene Schlickman, the first on former Illinois governor Otto Kerner, who served from 1961 to 1968, the second on the legal career of Justice John Paul Stevens.

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Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Early life and work at the Suburban (Chicago) Tribune

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Dan Walker administration and early business reporting

Interview Session 03 (Audio)

Early years as a business reporter for the Chicago Tribune

Interview Session 04 (Audio)

Career as a business journalist with Chicago Tribune

Interview Session 05 (Audio)

Barnhart discusses his book on Governor Otto Kerner

Interview Session 06 (Audio)

Otto Kerner’s trial and conviction, and Justice John Paul Stevens

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Bill Barnhart as he appeared in the 1976-1977 Illinois Blue Book, during his years covering the Illinois State Legislature.

Where:

Illinois Blue Book, 76-77

When:

1976-1977

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Gene Schlickman (left) and Bill Barnhart are holding a seminar on Justice Stevens: An Independent Life in the Chicago City Council Chamber, on the occasion of the publication of the book in 2010.

Where:

Chicago City Council Chamber

When:

2010

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Bill Barnhart, in a photo used in his recognition as a 2006 Knox College Alumni Achievement Award Winner.

Where:

Unknown

When:

2006

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