Interview with Charles Whittaker

  • Identifier: 1979 OH 488
  • Date: 10/26/1979
  • Interviewer: Berge, William H.
  • Interviewee: Whittaker, Charles
  • Description: In this interview, Charles Whittaker, Editor of Letcher Community Press and Knott County News, discusses his personal background, early career, and the history of the paper. He also comments on the types of withheld news, and the advantages and disadvantages of chain newspapers.
  • Location: Cromona, KY
  • Duration: 1:00:19
  • Time Summary:
  • Restrictions: none
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • Indexer: Crystal Allen-Daniels
  • Funding Source: Project funded and indexed by the Kentucky Oral History Commission


“Interview with Charles Whittaker,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed July 8, 2020,