Spy? Journalist? Both? Find out tonight in this special documentary


Frank Kearns: American Correspondent

Tonight at 9 p.m. on WV PBS.2

Watch the Emmy-award winning documentary Frank Kearns: American Correspondent tonight at 9 p.m. on WV PBS.2.

The documentary introduces the life and award-winning work of CBS News correspondent and former WVU School of Journalism professor Frank M. Kearns.  For 20 years, beginning in the 1950s, Kearns reported for CBS News from Africa and the Middle East.  In 1971, he returned to his alma mater in to teach and was named the distinguished Benedum Professor of Journalism. He retired in 1983.  During that time, a former CBS news executive told Congress that Kearns also worked for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency while he was reporting for CBS in the 1950s.  Kearns denied this accusation until his death from cancer in 1986.

The documentary’s writer, director, and producer is Gerald Davis. West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Chip Hitchcock is producer and director of photography and John Nakashima edited the film.