Journalist Elizabeth Brackett (1941-2018)

Elizabeth Brackett (Photo: WTTW)

We are deeply saddened by the death of our friend and colleague, journalist Elizabeth Brackett. Please read the wonderful tribute by Robert Feder.

In 2015, Elizabeth donated her collection of videotapes of her work to Media Burn. It is comprised of 86 tapes from 1978 to 2010. Some of our favorites are below.

The first one features Elizabeth reporting on her own personal journey from aspiring Chicago politician to journalist for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour on national PBS and Chicago Tonight on WTTW-Chicago.

Elizabeth Brackett lecture, 2010

Profile of Barack Obama, from Chicago Tonight, 2004

What does a female athlete look like? From Chicago Tonight, 2003

Can the Bulls win in 1993? From Chicago Tonight

Peace in the Hood? Cabrini Green gang truce, from WTTW Journal, 1993

Reports on the 1988 presidential election from The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, for which she won a Peabody Award



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