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Sidmel Estes

Media consultant and executive television producer Sidmel Estes was born on November 27, 1954 in Marysville, California, to Emellen Estes and Sidney Estes. Estes attended elementary and high school at public schools in Atlanta. She earned her B.S.J. degree in 1976, and her M.S.J. degree in 1977, both from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Chicago, Illinois.

In 1979, Estes returned to Atlanta and was hired at WAGA-TV/Fox 5, where she served as the executive producer of numerous programs. She was the co-creator and executive producer of Good Day Atlanta, which became the number one show in its market, and won seven Emmy Awards under her direction. In 2006 Estes left WAGA-TV in order to found and serve as CEO of BreakThrough Inc., a media consulting firm whose clients include the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation, the McCormick Tribune Fellows Foundation, the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation and the Atlanta Center for Creative Inquiry. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at Emory University and Clark Atlanta University.

In 1991, Estes was elected the first woman president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). Under her leadership NABJ increased its membership to over 2,000 journalists and was included in Ebony’s list of Top 100 Black Organizations. In 1994, she was a leader and co-creator of the first Unity Conference, an alliance of journalists of color, and was instrumental in the release of their report Kerner Plus 25: A Call For Action, which outlined steps the media industry should take to improve racial diversity.

During her prolific career in television and journalism, Estes has been recognized numerous times. Atlanta’s Mayor Andrew Young proclaimed “Sidmel Estes-Sumpter Day” on November 18, 1988 after she was named Media Woman of the Year by the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Media Women. She was featured in Ebony’s 100 Most Influential Black Americans in 1993, and in More Magazine’s book 50 Over 50. Estes was honored with the Silver Circle Award from the Television Academy and has won several Emmy Awards. She received Northwestern University’s Alumni Service Award after being elected as president of the Northwestern Black Alumni Association in 2004.

Estes married B. Garnett Sumpter in 1983, and they had two children, Joshua and Sidney.

Sidmel Estes was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on February 17, 2014.

Sidmel Estes passed away on October 6, 2015.

Accession Number

A2014.065

Sex

Female

Interview Date

2/17/2014

Last Name

Estes-Sumpter

Maker Category
Marital Status

Divorced

Middle Name

Karen

Schools

M. Agnes Jones Elementary

Northside High School

Northwestern University

Frank L. Stanton Elementary School

Search Occupation Category
First Name

Sidmel

Birth City, State, Country

Marysville

HM ID

EST02

Favorite Season

Spring

State

California

Favorite Vacation Destination

New Orleans, Louisiana; Miami, Florida; Beaufort, South Carolina

Favorite Quote

Everybody Needs A Breakthrough

Bio Photo
Speakers Bureau Region State

Georgia

Interview Description
Birth Date

11/27/1954

Birth Place Term
Speakers Bureau Region City

Atlanta

Country

USA

Favorite Food

Honey Baked Ham

Death Date

10/6/2015

Short Description

Media consultant and television producer Sidmel Estes (1954 - 2015 ) was the founder and CEO of BreakThrough Inc. and the first woman president of the National Association of Black Journalists. She worked as an executive producer at WAGA-TV, where she created Good Day Atlanta.

Employment

BreakThrough, Inc.

WAGA-TV (Television station: Atlanta,Ga.)

KUAM-TV

Chicago Daily News

Chicago Defender

Favorite Color

Purple

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DAStories

Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Sidmel Estes' interview

Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Sidmel Estes lists her favorites

Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Sidmel Estes describes her mother's family background

Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Sidmel Estes remembers her maternal grandfather

Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Sidmel Estes talks about the Collier Heights neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia

Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Sidmel Estes describes her mother's education

Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Sidmel Estes remembers her first experience of racial discrimination

Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Sidmel Estes describes her father's family background

Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Sidmel Estes lists her siblings, pt. 1

Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Sidmel Estes describes her likeness to her father

Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Sidmel Estes lists her siblings, pt. 2

Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Sidmel Estes talks about her siblings' professions

Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Sidmel Estes describes her earliest childhood memory

Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Sidmel Estes talks about her early education

Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Sidmel Estes remembers the advice of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Sidmel Estes talks about the community organized busing in Atlanta, Georgia

Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Sidmel Estes recalls her decision to become a journalist

Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Sidmel Estes describes the community on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia

Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Sidmel Estes remembers the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Sidmel Estes recalls her decision to attend Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois

Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Sidmel Estes remembers the student activism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois

Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Sidmel Estes talks about her internship at the Chicago Defender

Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Sidmel Estes remembers prominent black journalists from the start of her career

Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Sidmel Estes recalls her experiences as an intern at the Chicago Defender

Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Sidmel Estes remembers her internship at the Chicago Daily News

Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Sidmel Estes describes her experiences at the Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois

Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Sidmel Estes remembers becoming a television reporter in Guam

Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Sidmel Estes describes her experiences at KUAM-TV in Guam

Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Sidmel Estes remembers joining WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia

Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Sidmel Estes talks about the Atlanta Missing and Murdered Children cases, pt. 1

Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Sidmel Estes talks about the Atlanta Missing and Murdered Children cases, pt. 2

Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Sidmel Estes talks about the changes in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1980s

Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Sidmel Estes describes her reaction to the Janet Cooke scandal

Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Sidmel Estes remembers meeting her former husband

Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Sidmel Estes talks about her involvement in the National Association of Black Journalists

Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Sidmel Estes talks about her civic engagement in Atlanta, Georgia

Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Sidmel Estes recalls the major events of the late 1980s in Atlanta, Georgia

Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Sidmel Estes talks about the FOX takeover of WAGA-TV

Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Sidmel Estes remembers developing the 'Good Day Atlanta' morning news show

Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Sidmel Estes remembers her election as president of the National Association of Black Journalists

Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Sidmel Estes describes her tenure as president of the National Association of Black Journalists

Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Sidmel Estes talks about FOX's management of WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia

Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Sidmel Estes talks about Paula Walker Madison

Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Sidmel Estes remembers founding BreakThrough Inc.

Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Sidmel Estes describes her book projects

Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Sidmel Estes talks about the future of journalism

Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Sidmel Estes describes the services offered at BreakThrough, Inc.

Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Sidmel Estes talks about her teaching activities

Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Sidmel Estes describes the documentary 'Kerner Plus 40: Change or Challenge'

Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Sidmel Estes describes her hopes and concerns for African American journalists

Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Sidmel Estes remembers her proposal to buy Ebony and Jet

Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Sidmel Estes talks about the UNITY: Journalists of Color organization

Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Sidmel Estes describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community

Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Sidmel Estes reflects upon her life

Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Sidmel Estes reflects upon her legacy

Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Sidmel Estes talks about her family

Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Sidmel Estes describes how she would like to be remembered

Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Sidmel Estes narrates her photographs, pt. 1

Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Sidmel Estes narrates her photographs, pt. 2

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Sidmel Estes remembers the advice of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sidmel Estes describes her tenure as president of the National Association of Black Journalists
Transcript
Now, you had an incident when y- when you were in, I guess the third grade [at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School, Atlanta, Georgia], when you were eight?$$Um-hm.$$You took ballet--$$Um-hm.$$--with Yoki King [Yolanda King], you were telling us.$$Right.$$There's an historic moment that you experienced here. Tell us what happened.$$Well, like I said, Yoki and I were both sort of the little chunky girls in ballet, because they like you to be (gesture) this thin, being a ballerina. But to Atlanta Ballet's credit, they were trying to reach out to the community. So, they would send their top teachers. And I will never forget, a woman named Madame Hildegarde [Hildegarde Bennett Tornow] would always come to Spelman College [Atlanta, Georgia] to teach. And so, we were taking ballet. Like I said, we did 'The Nutcracker' [Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky] every Christmas. But these little skinny girls decided to make fun of me, and they pulled a chair out from up under me. And fortunately, we were practicing in the gym, so it was a wooden floor, not a concrete floor. So, I wasn't seriously hurt, but my feelings were hurt more. So, Yoki and I after class were outside waiting on our ride. And here drives up Dr. King [Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.] in a, I will never forget it, a black, big black car. And when he--I sat in the back seat, and I was just crying, crying. He said, "Child, what's wrong with you?" And I told him what had happened. And to this day, I will never forget. He said, "Child, if that's the worst thing that's going to ever happen to you, you are a blessed child." And I never forgot that. And I had--my tears went away then, because I just sat there and I would think about it: that wasn't really that bad, especially some of the things that I have faced later on in life. But he was being prophetic to me then, at eight years old, that I was going to go through stuff in life, and I had to get used to it.$$Hm, okay. So, what kind of car did he have? Do you remember?$$It was a Buick. I remember the big, black Buick.$$Now, this is 1962, I guess, right, when you were eight?$$Yeah, something like '61 [1961], '62 [1962].$$Did he have a new car, or it was an old, older car?$$It was sort of used, it wasn't brand new. It wasn't fancy. It wasn't huge. You know, it was a regular old car.$$Okay, okay. And do you remember the color? I'm just, I'm just thinking--$$Black.$$Black, okay. I'm thinking it was black in my head, but I don't--$$Um-hm, um-hm. Yeah, black on black. I will never forget that (laughter).$$Well, that's something. So, that's, that is--now he's picking her up himself from--$$Yeah, and that was the only time I ever remember him picking her up. And very rarely did he make our recitals. Because we're now talking, you know, the height of the Civil Rights Movement. So, he was never there.$$Yeah, things really got--$$Yeah, '62 [1962], '63 [1963] (simultaneous).$$--(simultaneous) involved. Yeah, '63 [1963], Birmingham [Alabama], '64 [1964] was, you know, leading into Selma [Selma to Montgomery March] and all that.$$He was never home, never home.$$Yeah, the March on Washington was the next year.$$Right, right.$$So, he was very busy. And, did your parents [Emellen Mitchell Estes and Sidney Estes] know him, I mean, know Dr. King?$$They knew him cursorily, they were not close to him. But they trusted him enough to pick up their daughter and get me home. And then we did, you know, vice versa. So, I guess it's a mutual trust society going on there.$Well, tell us. What was your agenda as president of the National Association of Black Journalists, what--in 1991? What--where were you going to take the organization?$$Well, people tease me. The night I was inaugurated and they announced that I had won and tears were just streaming down my face, I stood up and I told the industry, I said, "You have never dealt with a black woman from the South before." And I meant that, you know, because sometimes they would take advantage of NABJ, a lot of these big news organizations. So, my agenda--$$In what way? What do you mean?$$Well, people who were supposed to get promoted weren't getting promoted.$$Okay.$$Our numbers were not very high at the time (simultaneous).$$(Simultaneous) Not organizationally, but as individual black people working in the--$$Right, in the newsroom.$$The members of NABJ.$$Now, remember I had from two to three thousand members across the country. It started out at two thousand. By the time I finished, it was up to three thousand. But one thing I did do, we had what we call the Pierre summit. And it was at The Pierre hotel in New York City [New York, New York]. And it was me and every president of journalists of color organizations. There was four of us. And I'm the only woman. But we sat down with the CEOs of every major media company and told them what we had--from Knight Ridder, to the president of the Newspaper Association of America [News Media Alliance], to you know, the Tribune Company [Tribune Media Company], to the Gannett Company [Gannett Company, Inc.], to The New York Times, Washington Post [The Washington Post]. These guys came to that meeting. And for two very long days, and very difficult days, we sat down and we told them why we have a problem in the industry--how the stories aren't being told properly--because your people don't know how to go into these communities. So, that was a major accomplishment. I also think that we did have a significant number of people who entered the business. I even have people now who run up and tell me, kind of embarrasses me, and say, "I remember you when I was in college, and you came to speak. And you inspired me so much." I was like, "Thank you." And now, they're in--they're working journalists, or they're on the air, and doing things like this. So, that was number one, was jobs. Number two was justice in terms of telling the story like it is. And number three was fair representation of the community, because that was not being shown. Merv Aubespin [Mervin Aubespin] used to say that, "Unless people see themselves in the newspaper, they can't use it." And most newspapers, you don't see yourself, you don't see your neighbors, you don't see people of achievement out there. So, people aren't going to buy the papers. And they wonder why there's a problem. So, and we were very, very successful. People were scared, as they put it, of Sidmel [HistoryMaker Sidmel Estes].$$Okay, okay. So, did you get, you know, compliance generally from--I mean were they, did things change any?$$Yeah, it changed. And it--and we did have--even though it was a different administration--we did have the power of the law. You know, the fairness doctrine was still very strong. Equal opportunity and equal hiring was still very strong. People were actually talking about racial issues in the community. And so, that's what I think made the big difference from then, and as--instead of right now.$$Okay. So, anything else from your tenure? Did--as president?$$Well, we created the Ethel Payne scholarship [Ethel Payne Fellowship], which is a scholarship where journalists can go to Africa and spend time there and follow stories from there. And that was a big accomplishment. We su- supported and strengthened the Ida B. Wells Award, which is still being given out to- today. We also put the organization--not only in terms of the number of members, but the--our financial position was tremendous. We were giving out scholarship money right and left. I remember we did one at The Kennedy Center [The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.], where we gave out scholarships. So, the fact that--and we started both broadcast short courses during my administration--one at FAMU [Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Florida] and the other one at North Carolina A and T [North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina]. And those two programs just celebrated their twentieth anniversary. I'm very proud of that.$$Okay, okay. So, you were president from '91 [1991] until--$$Ninety-three [1993].$$Okay.$$And then I was the immediate past president. I was on their board longer than (laughter) than I ever knew.

Barbara Ciara

Television news anchor Barbara Ciara was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on July 27, 1956 to Robert and Georgia Jones. Ciara received her G.E.D. at the age of 16 before moving on to Pima Community College and the University of Arizona in Tucson in 1974. Ciara left school to take a full-time position at Tucson television station KZAZ-TV in 1976. Two years later, Ciara was promoted to news director at KZAZ-TV, becoming the youngest and first African American female to attain a management position at a television station in the southwest region of the United States.

After working for KZAZ-TV, Ciara landed a co-anchor position with Norfolk, Virginia area television station and NBC affiliate WAVY-TV in 1983. She then served as a news co-anchor with Hampton Roads area television station and ABC affiliate WVEC-TV. After 12 years at WVEC, Ciara landed an anchor role with CBS affiliate WTKR-TV in 2000, anchoring three news telecasts. That same year, she completed her undergraduate education at Hampton University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. In addition to being a notable presence in the Hampton Roads community, Ciara gained a national profile in 2007 when she was elected president of the National Association for Black Journalists, the largest organization for journalists of color in the world. In the following year, Ciara assumed the role of president for UNITY: Journalist of Color, a coalition of four organizations representing Native American, Hispanic, Asian American and black journalists across the country.

Ciara is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, including an Emmy Award and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her broadcast journalism. She has also won an Associated Press award for her journalism and has been inducted into the Silver Circle of the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Ciara was featured in Ebony magazine. Her stateside coverage includes political campaigns, investigative reporting and interviews with luminaries like Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

She has provided analysis on CNN, CBS News, XM Radio, National Public Radio and the Tom Joyner Morning Show in addition to providing quotes for the New York Times and the Washington Post, among other news outlets. Ciara is married to her husband, Arthur Jarrett, Jr.

Barbara Ciara was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on February 7, 2012.

Accession Number

A2012.023

Sex

Female

Interview Date

2/7/2012

Last Name

Ciara

Maker Category
Marital Status

Married

Occupation
Schools

Hampton University

University of Arizona School of Law

Search Occupation Category
First Name

Barbara

Birth City, State, Country

Pittsburgh

HM ID

CIA01

Favorite Season

Fall

Sponsor

Herb and Sheran Wilkins Media Makers

State

Pennsylvania

Favorite Vacation Destination

Outer Banks, North Carolina

Favorite Quote

Thanks For The Company.

Bio Photo
Speakers Bureau Region State

Virginia

Interview Description
Birth Date

7/27/1956

Birth Place Term
Speakers Bureau Region City

Norfolk

Country

USA

Favorite Food

Strawberries

Short Description

Television anchor Barbara Ciara (1956 - ) is a pioneering news journalist and past president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), serving as the Hampton Roads, Virginia area’s most enduring and visible broadcast news presences.

Employment

WTKR TV

WVEC TV

WAVY TV

Main Sponsor
Favorite Color

Pink

DAStories

Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Barbara Ciara's interview

Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Barbara Ciara lists her favorites

Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Barbara Ciara describes her mother's family background

Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Barbara Ciara describes her mother's growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and her life there

Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Barbara Ciara describes her father's family background

Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Barbara Ciara talks about her father's education and his employment in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Barbara Ciara talks about how her parents met and married

Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Barbara Ciara describes her parents' personalities and who she takes after

Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Barbara Ciara talks about growing up in Pittsburgh, her parents' divorce, and their joint custody of her

Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Barbara Ciara describes the sights, sounds and smells of growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Barbara Ciara talks about her childhood household and religion in her family

Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Barbara Ciara talks about her father introducing her to the football and baseball teams in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Barbara Ciara talks about her early days in school and her and her family's interest in music

Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Barbara Ciara talks about the role that television and newspapers played during her youth and to the black community

Tape: 1 Story: 15 - Barbara Ciara talks about how she began to work on her school's newspaper

Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Barbara Ciara talks about attending Schenley High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the cultural activities of her childhood in Pittsburgh

Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Barbara Ciara talks about her singing group in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Barbara Ciara describes the demographics and close-knit community in the St. Clair Village projects in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Barbara Ciara talks about her English teacher in junior high school, and her involvement in the school newspaper

Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Barbara Ciara talks about the drug problem in her neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania while she was growing up

Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Barbara Ciara talks about her role models as a child and the appearances of African Americans on mainstream television and in the movies

Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Barbara Ciara discusses her teenage pregnancy, her tensions with her mother, and running away to York City at the age of fifteen

Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Barbara Ciara discusses her tensions with her mother, and running away to New York City at the age of fifteen

Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Barbara Ciara talks about completing her GED and her desire to attend college to study broadcasting

Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Barbara Ciara talks about her two years of separation from her parents and her son, and her decision to attend college in Arizona

Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Barbara Ciara talks about her family's secrets around mental illness

Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Barbara Ciara describes her experience at the University of Arizona and her motivation to perform well academically

Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Barbara Ciara talks about the racial climate in Arizona in the 1970s

Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Barbara Ciara discusses her studies at the University of Arizona

Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Barbara Ciara describes how she got her first full-time job in television in Tucson, Arizona

Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Barbara Ciara talks about the sexism against women in the newsroom in the 1980s

Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Barbara Ciara talks about becoming the youngest woman to be promoted to news director at a commercial station in the southwest

Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Barbara Ciara talks about her involvement with the Urban League and the NAACP's activities

Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Barbara Ciara talks about her experience as news director of KZAZ in Tucson, Arizona, and her coverage of political news

Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Barbara Ciara talks about athletics at the University of Arizona and her decision to move to Norfolk, Virginia

Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Barbara Ciara describes the racial climate in Norfolk, Virginia in the 1980s

Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Barbara Ciara talks about being racially discriminated against at WVEC in Norfolk, and her decision to move to WAVY instead of filing a lawsuit

Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Barbara Ciara describes her experience at WAVY, the NBC affiliate station in Norfolk, Virginia

Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Barbara Ciara talks about the Colonial Parkway serial murders in Virginia

Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Barbara Ciara talks about her return to WVEC in Norfolk in 1989

Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Barbara Ciara talks about her coverage of diverse news items in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia

Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Barbara Ciara talks about the Hampton Roads area of Virginia

Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Barbara Ciara talks about her decision to leave WVEC and move to WTKR and her Emmy Award nominations

Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Barbara Ciara describes her involvement with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)

Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Barbara Ciara discusses her coverage of Operation Haiti in 1997 and receiving the Edward R. Murrow Award

Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Barbara Ciara talks about going back to college and completing her undergraduate degree at Hampton University

Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Barbara Ciara talks about her reason for moving to WTKR-TV in Norfolk, Virginia, and her experience there

Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Barbara Ciara describes the highlights of her experience at WTKR-TV in Norfolk, Virginia and her one-on-one interview with President Barack Obama

Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Barbara Ciara talks about her coverage of local stories and her projects in the community

Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Barbara Ciara talks about becoming the president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in 2007

Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Barbara Ciara talks about dealing the National Association of Black Journalists' (NABJ) response to race-based issues in the media

Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Barbara Ciara talks about dealing the National Association of Black Journalists' (NABJ) response to race-based remarks in the media

Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Barbara Ciara talks about UNITY

Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Barbara Ciara talks about the disassociation of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) from UNITY

Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Barbara Ciara reflects upon her coverage of more controversial stories in Norfolk, Virginia

Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Barbara Ciara talks about her 2011 story covering a terror arraignment at Guantanamo Bay

Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Barbara Ciara reflects upon her legacy and her journalistic philosophy

Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Barbara Ciara reflects upon her life and career choices

Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Barbara Ciara describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community

Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Barbara Ciara talks about her family

Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Barbara Ciara talks about her family's health and he health of the African American community

Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Barbara Ciara talks about how she would like to be remembered