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Marquita Pool-Eckert

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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Television News Producer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green
Favorite Food:
Greens, Ribs
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Idlewild, Michigan, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Favorite Quote:
It Is All Too Much.

Birthplace

Born:
2/19/1945
Birth Location:
Aurora, Illinois

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Television News Producer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green
Favorite Food:
Greens, Ribs
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Idlewild, Michigan, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Favorite Quote:
It Is All Too Much.

Birthplace

Born:
2/19/1945
Birth Location:
Aurora
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Biography

Journalist and Senior Producer at CBS News, Marquita Jones Pool-Eckert was born on February 19, 1945, in Aurora, Illinois, to Jeanne Boger Jones and Mark E. Jones. She received her B.S. degree from Boston University in 1966 and her M.A. degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1969. Pool-Eckert began her career at WABC-TV in New York as producer from 1970 to 1974. From 1974 to 1975, she worked as a producer for WNET/l3 Public TV and moved to CBS News as an associate producer in 1975. Pool-Eckert functioned as a producer there from 1984 to 1990, and became senior producer of Sunday Morning in 1990. She sat on the board of directors of Nzingha Society Incorporated from 1976 to 1989, and served as its president from 1976 to 1985. She has been a member of the New York Association of Black Journalists since 1985; the Women’s Media Group since 1986; and has been on the board of directors of New York Women in Film since 1994. From 1994 until 1998, Pool-Eckert sat on the board of directors of the Frederick Douglas Creative Arts Center. She has been member Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Friends of New York’s Museum of Modem Art since 1995. She is the Metro-Manhattan chairperson of The Links Incorporated.

Pool-Eckert’s honors and awards include Emmys for producing the segments “The Bombing of Beirut” and “The Vanishing Family - Crisis in Black America” in 1983. Dollars and Sense magazine named her one of the 100 Top Professional Black Women in 1986. She received a National Monitor Award in 1988 and an International Monitor Award for “80s Remembered” in 1990. Norfolk State University presented her with a Career Achievement Award in 1996, and she received a Black Career Women Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. Pool-Eckert received additional production Emmys for “Racism” in 1986; “Pan Am 103 Crash” in 1988; and “Diana, Princess of Wales,” a CBS Sunday Morning piece, in 1998. She received the Muse Award from New York Women In Film and Television in 1999. Pool-Eckert married Knut Eckert on May 21, 1988.

Pool-Eckert was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on August 29, 2005.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes how her parents met
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  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes her father's service in the U.S. Navy
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Marquita Pool-Eckert recalls her father's involvement in Chicago politics
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Marquita Pool-Eckert recalls her father's appointment to circuit court judge
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes racial tensions during her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes her father's side of the family
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes her family in Washington, D.C. in the 1920s
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  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes her earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes her family trips to Idlewild, Michigan, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes her family trips to Idlewild, Michigan, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes her early education
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes her time at William Penn Elementary School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Marquita Pool-Eckert reflects upon her sense of racial identity growing up
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Marquita Pool-Eckert recalls her time at St. Edmund School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes her high school activities
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Marquita Pool-Eckert remembers the Links Cotillion, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Marquita Pool-Eckert remembers the Links Cotillion, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes her father's love of tennis
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Marquita Pool-Eckert talks about African American tennis clubs
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes the importance of the Links and Jack and Jill
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes the discrimination her grandfather faced
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Marquita Pool-Eckert reflects upon continued discrimination against the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Marquita Pool-Eckert remembers her experiences at Boston University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes her social life at Boston University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Marquita Pool-Eckert recalls working at Chicago City Hall and the Chicago Tribune
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes her early civil rights activities
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Marquita Pool-Eckert recalls her decision to move to New York City
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Marquita Pool-Eckert remembers searching for a job in New York City
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Marquita Pool-Eckert remembers attending Columbia University while working at Time Life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes her growing interest in broadcasting
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes her work at ABC
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Marquita Pool-Eckert recalls her work at WABC-TV
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Marquita Pool-Eckert remembers covering Angela Davis' arrest on the TV show 'Like It Is,' pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Marquita Pool-Eckert remembers covering Angela Davis' arrest on the TV show 'Like It Is,' pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Marquita Pool-Eckert remembers being questioned by the FBI at New York City's WABC-TV
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes her time at PBS
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes her career at PBS and CBS
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Marquita Pool-Eckert recalls her work on 'CBS This Morning' and 'CBS Evening News'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Marquita Pool-Eckert recalls challenges at CBS
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes her Emmy-award winning segments on CBS
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  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes New Orleans' African American community
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Marquita Pool-Eckert reflects upon the U.S. presidential election in 2000 and the Rodney King incident
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Marquita Pool-Eckert talks about Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Marquita Pool-Eckert recalls HistoryMaker Reverend Jesse L. Jackson's 1984 presidential campaign, pt. 1
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Marquita Pool-Eckert recalls HistoryMaker Reverend Jesse L. Jackson's 1984 presidential campaign, pt. 2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Marquita Pool-Eckert recalls the controversy surrounding HistoryMaker Reverend Jesse L. Jackson's 1984 presidential campaign
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Marquita Pool-Eckert details correspondents' roles during presidential elections
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Marquita Pool-Eckert remembers covering the African Famine in Sudan in 1984
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Marquita Pool-Eckert recalls trying to interview John Garang in Kenya
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes the relief camps in Sudan
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Marquita Pool-Eckert recalls her work on the 'CBS Evening News'
  • Tape: 9 Story: 1 - Marquita Pool-Eckert describes how she was treated as a woman in Africa
  • Tape: 9 Story: 2 - Marquita Pool-Eckert remembers the market in Suakin, Sudan
  • Tape: 9 Story: 3 - Marquita Pool-Eckert remembers her breast cancer diagnosis
  • Tape: 9 Story: 4 - Marquita Pool-Eckert talks about African Americans in television, pt. 1
  • Tape: 9 Story: 5 - Marquita Pool-Eckert talks about African Americans in television, pt. 2
  • Tape: 9 Story: 6 - Marquita Pool-Eckert talks about the National Association of Black Journalists
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  • Tape: 10 Story: 2 - Marquita Pool-Eckert reflects upon her life
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