Austin Public Radio, TV Pioneer Robert F. Schenkkan Dies
February 14, 2011 at 4:33 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of AUSTIN public radio and television pioneer ROBERT F. SCHENKKAN, who died WEDNESDAY at 93, according to the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN.
The WORLD WAR II veteran served as a professor at the UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, where he helped put WUNC-TV/CHAPEL HILL on the air, and the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, helping UT launch KUT/AUSTIN in 1958 and KLRU-TV/AUSTIN-SAN ANTONIO in 1962.
His son ROBERT JR. is an actor, playwright, and screenwriter; grandson BENJAMIN MCKENZIE is an actor ("THE OC," "SOUTHLAND").