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Bernie Schoenburg - Journalists View

Bernie Schoenburg began his journalistic career with the Bloomington Pantagraph and the Associated Press before taking a job as the Illinois statehouse reporter for the Springfield State Journal-Register in 1990. During his career, he has covered the Jim Edgar, George Ryan, and Rod Blagojevich administrations.

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Abstract

Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Childhood and early journalistic career

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Jim Edgar's years & reflections on Ryan and Blagojevich

Transcript

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Edgar

You can see more interviews with Bernie Schoenburg in the Governor Edgar section.


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Bernie Schoenburg in the lobby of Mitsubishi Motors. Mitsubishi had just selected Normal, Illinois as the site for a new factory. Bernie accompanied a state trade mission to Japan, and took a side trip to Nagoya to interview company officials.

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Tokyo

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1985

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Dick Streckfuss, one of Bernie's mentors.

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A ceramic tile was produced as a gift for Japanese hosts and officials when Bernie joined a Bloomington delegation traveling to their sister city, Asahikawa, Japan, in 1980.

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1980

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Bernie meets with Mitsubishi officials in Tokyo, Japan in 1982.

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Tokyo, Japan

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1982

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The Bloomington Pantagraph announces the opening of a Springfield bureau, headed by Bernie Schoenburg, in 1982.

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1982

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This ad appeared in the Bloomington Pantagraph.

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Bernie, and a very cluttered office, are featured on the cover of the Springfield State Journal-Register’s “The Weekend Journal” in April, 1986.

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April, 1986

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Bill and Edith(Youngman)Schoenburg.

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Kim Schoenburg (wife) and Elly Youngmann, Bernie's grandmother. Bernie's mother dropped one 'n' from her last name.

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Bernie shared the 1993 George Polk Award for political reporting with three others. The award was in recognition of a State Journal-Register series on “cash contributions” to political campaigns.

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1993

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Bernie and son Sam meet Governor Edgar on the occasion of 'take your kid to work' day at the end of the year conference. The photo was arranged by Eric Robinson, one of Edgar's press secretaries.

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Bernie adjusts a mic at a press conference for Governor Jim Edgar in the Statehouse Blue Room.

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Statehouse Blue Room

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Bernie interviews newly elected Illinois Senator Carol Moseley Braun at the Springfield Airport in late 1992.

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Springfield Airport

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late 1992

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Daughter Elly with Bernie's mother, Edith Schoenburg.

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Governor George Ryan, with Bernie and other reporters at the Renaissance Hotel in Springfield, apparently did not like the question Schoenburg asked.

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Bernie introduced Governor Rod Blagojevich at the Copley Press 'First Citizen's' Breakfast at the Renaissance Hotel.

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Bernie received this cartoon lampooning his relationship with Governor Blagojevich as a gift from the Springfield State Journal-Register's cartoonist, Chris Britt, on the occasion of Bernie's 50th birthday.

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2004

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Representatives Raymond Poe and Rich Brauer at the Illinois State Fair.

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Illinois State Fair

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Bernie's son and daughter, Sam and Elly Schoenburg in 2007.

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2007

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