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E. W. Ziebarth
E. W. ("Easy") Ziebarth (October 4, 1910 – February 27, 2001) was a Peabody Award winning radio broadcaster as well as a professor and administrator at the University of Minnesota. Born in 1910 in Columbus, Wisconsin, Ziebarth attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison for his undergraduate and master's degrees before coming to the University of Minnesota to begin his doctoral studies in speech and communication in 1937. : 1, 8  Ziebarth would remain at the University of Minnesota as a professor of speech for over 40 years. He also served as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts from 1963 to 1973 and as interim university president in 1974 after the departure of Malcolm Moos. Ziebarth also had a long career in broadcasting beginning at the University of Minnesota's Radio K (then called WLB). : 8  Later he joined WCCO Radio and also served as a foreign correspondence for CBS. His 1950s program This I Believe was broadcast internationally via Voice of America in six different languages. He was also involved in the initial setup of Twin Cities Public Television's studios on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus.
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Born: 1910, Columbus
Died: 2001, Minneapolis

Alternate Names: Ziebarth, E. W. (Elmer William), 1910-, Ziebarth, E. W., Ziebarth, Elmer William 1910-
Employer(s): University of Minnesota

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