Jim Metcalf

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Jim Metcalf
Jim Metcalf reading one of his own books
Born May 11, 1927
Burkburnett, Texas
Died March 8, 1977 (aged 49)
Education North Texas State University
Occupation Television Journalist
Notable credit(s) A Sunday Journal
Spouse(s) Mary Ann Metcalf
Children Marc,Michael,Jamie,Clare

James M. Metcalf (May 11, 1927 – March 8, 1977) was a journalist for WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana where he served as anchor/reporter. He later became the host of A Sunday Journal from 1973 until his death from cancer in 1977, which was considered a "class act" in bringing ordinary people and their hobbies and interests to television.[1] In 1975, Jim and his show were awarded the Peabody Award for "good writing, excellent photography, and artistic presentation." [2]

The Jim Metcalf Memorial Award was created in his honor, and is bestowed by the Press Club of New Orleans annually.[3]

He also wrote four volumes of poetry, one published posthumously, being described as "infatuated with words. He loved the language. He used it well." [4]

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