ABC Journalist Bill Seamans Donates Papers

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ABC journalist Bill Seamans speaking in the Mason Library (Mark Reynolds photo).

Award-winning journalist Bill Seamans, who headed the Middle East desk of ABC News from 1967 to 1991, has donated his papers to the Mason Library’s Archives & Special Collections. He appeared many times with with Peter Jennings on ABC Nightly News and with Ted Koppel on Nightline and spoke earlier this month in the library’s Marion Wood Reading Area. The papers that he has donated to the archives include original typescript reports, books, and memorabilia covering his reporting on the events unfolding in Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over a period spanning more than two decades. He also donated his poser collection, which which includes many rare and unique examples documenting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and posters from Russia’s Soviet era.