By Judith Garrett Segura
Based in Galveston in 1842 with the release of the day-by-day information, the Belo company entered the twenty-first century as a powerhouse conglomerate, possessing 4 day-by-day newspapers (including the Dallas Morning News), twenty-six tv and cable stations, and over thirty interactive websites. the 1st finished paintings to deliver to lifestyles this extraordinary luck tale, Belo blends biography with a heritage of company thoughts. Drawing on corporation records and personal papers of key figures, together with A. H. Belo and G. B. Dealey, former corporation archivist Judith Garrett Segura brings to existence very important chapters within the cultural lifetime of Texas, from Galveston's days because the biggest and so much bright city within the Republic of Texas, during the wars that statehood, sessions of financial problem, and the consequences of sweeping social swap. Turning issues within the company's historical past, equivalent to the sale of its Galveston paper whilst corporation sales have been dramatically laid low with candid reporting of Ku Klux Klan actions within the Twenties, spotlight an important parts of the press's function within the lifetime of a group. Segura additionally charts technological advances, from the telegraph and the typographers' union to the sunrise of the knowledge Age. ultimately, she contains the main entire portrait of the Dallas instances usher in corporation so far, documenting the increase and fall of Belo's leader rival. it is a tale of frontier survival and futuristic pondering, advertising genius and historical reporting, nurtured through a relatives of mavericks.
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B. Dealey began working at the Galveston Daily News in 1874, it was owned jointly by Willard Richardson, seventy-two, who had been publisher for thirty years, and Alfred H. Belo, thirty-five, who had been with him for nine years. Ulysses S. Grant was president of the United States. By the end of G. B. Dealey’s life, he owned the company, and he had directed operations through fifteen more presidencies and two world wars. Harry Truman was president when G. B. died in 1946. By the time the Dealey brothers joined the News in Galveston, it was the most influential newspaper in Texas.
B. also led the establishment of a children’s hospital in 1924, which has become today’s Children’s Medical Center, and when the city’s leaders formed an association to make a bid to host the celebrations of the centennial of Texas’s independence, G. B. Dealey was a director of its board and Belo Corp. bought bonds in support of the fund-raising effort. The bid was successful and resulted in the Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park in 1936. On August 29, 1935, as a result of G. B. Dealey’s tireless efforts to improve the quality of life in Dallas, Jim Dan Sullivan, president of the Dallas Park Board, announced to the Park Board that a newly created park on the west side of downtown that had been developed in conjunction with the new triple underpass leading into the city would be named *segura pages 7/8/08 7:27 AM Page 39 Leaders of Legend: A.
In 1924, shaken by the threat to the Belo family’s livelihood, Jeannette began an exchange of letters with G. B. ” Over twelve to eighteen months, they came to an agreement that G. B. would buy the company, with a few partners from within the executive ranks of the company. By that point, G. B. Yet he was not a wealthy man and certainly could not buy the company on his own. In his letters, G. B. made it clear to Jeannette that if she were inclined to sell, he wanted to be the one to buy, even though he did not have the money.