THE JOHNNY BROWN SHOW

Manuscript MS-AV-2005.11

1997-2004

 

SOURCE:   Mrs. Imo Brown

SIZE:  10 lf.

SHELVING UNIT:  10 Storage Boxes

PROCESSING:  BNJ, 2011

 

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

John Louis “Johnny” Brown (b.  December 5, 1926; d. March 13, 2004) was a newspaper journalist and broadcast sports reporter for 50 years in Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia.  Johnny Brown worked tirelessly to obtain athletic scholarships for Coweta County students, served on the city and county school boards and was a county commissioner for 16 years.  After he retired in 1996, the Newnan Utilities News Channel 9 television station asked him to host a weekly show.  According to his wife, Imogene (Imo) Brown, “the hour show featured sports, goings on around the county, politicians and anyone with an interesting story to tell.”  The multipurpose building at Coweta County’s Temple Avenue Recreation Complex was named in his honor and in 2004 he was elected to the Coweta County Sports Hall of Fame.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT:

The collection consists of over 300 VHS tapes of the “Johnny Brown Show” which aired from September 2, 1997 to March 8, 2004, on Newnan News Channel 9.   Although heavily sports oriented, the show featured interviews with politicians, leaders of the business community, local personalities and area celebrations.  These tapes were placed at the Troup County Archives by Brown’s wife, Mrs. Imo Brown, for long-term preservation.  A complete listing of play dates and subjects follows.

 

CONTAINER LIST

Box

1          September 1997—April 1998

2          May 1998—August 1998; May 1999; January 2001—March 2001; July 2001

3          September 1998—March 1999

4          April 1999—October 1999

5          November 1999—May 2000

6          May 2000—December 2000

7          March 2001—November 2001

8          November 2001—June 2002

9          July 2002—May 2003

10        May 2003—November 2003

 

 

TRACINGS:

History—Coweta County

Newnan, Georgia

Television—Local Programs