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Ebony #19038

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 26, 1972
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(Studio) "Ebony" magazine doing well.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Chicago, Illinois) In 1942 John Johnson started "Negro Digest", because felt blacks needed more positive image of themselves. So successful that today Johnson Publishing Company largest black publisher in world. "Ebony", Johnson's 2nd magazine, sells 1,300,000 copies/mo. "Black Stars" sells 250,000/mo.; "Jet" has 600,000 circulation. "Negro Digest", now called "Black World", has 100,000 circulation. Johnson's sales will top $21 million this year Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and his mother only stockholders. [JOHNSON - says he's helped build black pride. Magazines reflect mood of blacks.] Johnson publications has Pulitzer Prize for photograph taken by staff member Johnson has 1972 magazine publisher of year award. [JOHNSON - success is measured by goals accomplished.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Smith, Howard K.;
Tucker, Lem

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