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Beyond the Bio: Former Hummelstown Sun Owner/Editor William Jackson

Written by witf.org, | Jul 30, 2013 11:13 AM
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Bill Jackson at the witf Public Media Center in July, 2013.

(Harrisburg) -- William "Bill" Jackson spent 37 years telling the stories of his community, as the owner and editor of the Hummelstown Sun.

The weekly newspaper is still in operation - and Jackson is still writing a column.

As part of our Beyond the Bio series, witf's Craig Layne speaks with Jackson about reporting, community involvement, and a love of cars that originally brought him to the midstate...

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Copies of The Sun newspaper.

Jackson shares the story of a legal run in with former state Sen. Vincent Fumo, one of the Jackson's most memorable moments of his tenure at the Sun... 

In the video below, Jackson talks about his love of sports cars, his racing career, and how he met the legendary Carroll Shelby... 

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