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Artist:
Ken Regan, 15 Jun 1942 - 25 Nov 2012  Search this
Sitter:
Geraldo Rivera, born 4 Jul 1943  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 23.1 × 34.1cm (9 1/8 × 13 7/16")
Sheet: 24.1 × 35.4cm (9 1/2 × 13 15/16")
Mat: 40.6 × 55.9cm (16 × 22")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1975
Exhibition Label:
Geraldo Rivera was a brash young lawyer representing the New York City–based Puerto Rican activist group the Young Lords when an executive at ABC spotted him speaking on The Today Show and offered him a job as a news reporter. Rivera carried his aggressive and flamboyant style to television, reporting on social issues like migrant labor and drug addiction. In 1972 he won the prestigious Peabody Award for his report on the abuse of patients with mental disabilities at Willowbrook State School. Soon he began appearing on 20/20, Nightline, and Good Morning America. Later he championed tabloid news and sensationalism in his talk show Geraldo (1987–98). In 2001 he left his show Rivera Live on CNBC to become a war correspondent with Fox News; he is now the network’s senior correspondent.
Here, photographer Ken Regan captures Rivera in his office with a Puerto Rican flag in the background.
Geraldo Rivera era un abogado joven y audaz que representaba al grupo activista puertorriqueño Young Lords en New York cuando un ejecutivo de la cadena ABC lo vio hablar en el programa The Today Show y le ofreció empleo como reportero de noticias. Rivera llevó a la televisión su estilo agresivo y extravagante, abordando temas sociales como el trabajo migrante y la drogadicción. En 1972 ganó el prestigioso premio Peabody por un reportaje sobre el abuso a pacientes con discapacidades mentales en la Willowbrook State School, y pronto comenzó a presentarse en programas como 20/20, Nightline y Good Morning America. Más tarde se dedicó a la noticia amarillista y al sensacionalismo desde su programa Geraldo (1987–98). En 2001 abandonó su programa Rivera Live en CNBC para convertirse en corresponsal de guerra con Fox News, y actualmente es el corresponsal sénior de la cadena.
El fotógrafo Ken Regan capta aquí a Rivera en su oficina con una bandera de Puerto Rico al fondo.
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Interior\Office  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Bookcase  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Bracelet  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Desk  Search this
Home Furnishings\Telephone  Search this
Food  Search this
Geraldo Rivera: Male  Search this
Geraldo Rivera: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
Geraldo Rivera: Performing Arts\Performer\Television personality  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2013.102
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Ken Regan
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Location:
Currently not on view
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e81cfb5c-623f-4a4a-b299-fa6f0a1a7de6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2013.102