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Also Known As: Died: January 15, 1993
Born: Cause of Death: diabetes complications
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA Profession: TV journalist, radio news director, TV news director, print journalist, lecturer, media relations director

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Emmy award-winning TV journalist played a major role in establishing the longrunning PBS news show, "Washington Week in Review". Davenport moderated the influential program in 1966 and 1967. He first made a name for himself in the 1960s at WRC, the NBC affiliate in Washington. Davenport also worked for KABC in Los Angeles where he covered the sensational murder trials of Charles Manson and Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan. He returned to his native Houston, Texas in 1970 and served as news director for both TV and radio news shows. In addition, Davenport utilized his expertise as media relations director for several universities. He also returned to public TV where he wrote and appeared in "J.D's Journal", a program featuring Texas-based public interest stories. Davenport also reviewed books for the HOUSTON CHRONICLE and lectured at many institutions.

Emmy award-winning TV journalist played a major role in establishing the longrunning PBS news show, "Washington Week in Review". Davenport moderated the influential program in 1966 and 1967. He first made a name for himself in the 1960s at WRC, the NBC affiliate in Washington. Davenport also worked for KABC in Los Angeles where he covered the sensational murder trials of Charles Manson and Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan. He returned to his native Houston, Texas in 1970 and served as news director for both TV and radio news shows. In addition, Davenport utilized his expertise as media relations director for several universities. He also returned to public TV where he wrote and appeared in "J.D's Journal", a program featuring Texas-based public interest stories. Davenport also reviewed books for the HOUSTON CHRONICLE and lectured at many institutions.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Whirlpool (1970)
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During the 1960s, worked for WRC, the NBC TV station in Washington
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Established the PBS news show, "Washington Week in Review"
1966:
Served as the moderator for "Washington Week in Review"
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Worked for KABC-TV in Los Angeles
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Covered the trials of Charles Manson and Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan
1970:
Returned to Houston, his hometown
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Served as radio news director for KPRC, news director of KHOU-TV
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Served as media relations director for the University of Texas Health Science Center and for the University of Houston
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Returned to public TV as a reporter and commentator for KTRK Houston
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Wrote and appeared in "J.D.'s Journal", a news program of Texas public interest stories
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mother:
Mary E Wademan. Survived him.
brother:
Gordon Davenport. Survived him.
son:
John Gordon Davenport. Survived him.
daughter:
Marilyn Davenport-Moss. Survived him.
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