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0:49 - Background

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Partial Transcript: I want to ask you first of all some questions about yourself.

Segment Synopsis: Allen discusses his family and how he entered the newspaper business.

Keywords: Lexington Herald Leader

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8:58 - Floyd County Times

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Partial Transcript: I resigned and came back and started the Floyd County Times.

Segment Synopsis: Allen gives an overview of the Floyd County Times. Topics include circulation numbers and information about advertising.

Keywords: Floyd County Times

Subjects: Advertising, Newspaper American newspapers--Ownership Newspaper editors--United States Newspaper employees Newspaper--Circulation

13:49 - Reporting

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Partial Transcript: What kind of news do you carry, mainly?

Segment Synopsis: Allen discusses reporting policies of the paper and that they mainly focus on local issues.

Keywords: Combs, Bert; Floyd County Times

Subjects: Coal mines and mining Editorials Newspaper reporting Political campaigns

20:40 - Role of newspapers

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Partial Transcript: And you said some of your sons are in the newspaper with you.

Segment Synopsis: Allen discusses what he feels the role of the Floyd County Times is in the community.

Keywords: Chain newspaper; Floyd County Times

Subjects: Newspaper editors--United States

27:20 - Floyd County

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Partial Transcript: How many small communities are there in Floyd County?

Segment Synopsis: Allen discusses issues in Floyd County and how the newspaper reports on them.

Keywords: Floyd County Times

Subjects: Coal mines and mining County government Editorials Newspaper reporting

44:58 - Kentucky Press Association

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Partial Transcript: Do you belong to the Kentucky Press Association?

Segment Synopsis: Allen discusses the Kentucky Press Association.

Keywords: Kentucky Press Association

Subjects: Journalism--Societies, etc.

48:10 - Memborable reports

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Partial Transcript: In the years of being editor of the paper here, what were the most exciting or tragic stories that you had to carry?

Segment Synopsis: Allen mentions a few of the most memorable reports that have appeared in the paper.

Keywords: Floyd County Times

Subjects: Newspaper reporting Vietnam War, 1961-1975

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