LA Dreamers: Our African-American Pioneers – Larry McCormick

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – We’re celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Southern California’s African-American Pioneers.

Today, KTLA’s Eric Spillman pays homage to the legacy of our very own Larry McCormick.

As one of the first African-American newscasters in the country, Larry McCormick was an L.A. dreamer who opened the door for generations.

A predominate force in the industry, McCormick was a broadcaster at KTLA for 33-years.

Showing his versatility, McCormick appeared in movies like Terminator 3 and SWAT. He also guest starred in television shows such as The Jeffersons, The Brady Bunch and Beverly Hills 90210.

Through it all, this consummate professional always gave back to the community.

To find out more about Larry McCormick and other L.A. Dreamers, the Los Angeles Urban League has a special free exhibit called “The 90 That Built L.A.”

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  • Greatwhite

    I don't think the Negro Built anything on their own maybe a straw hut, their into Violence and destruction and would be extinct if the white man hadn't stepped in and saved them from diseases and their refusal to care for themselves we even wrote their history down for them. Where is white appreciation month,that would be racist now wouldn't it.

    • fatsam52

      yours are the writings of a fool , you should look at where the disease came from, why is there a need for violence for people to protect themselvs from your friends called the kkk. history was destoryed by the hands of white america, language was taken from a race of people because white people of the south were either to lazy or to dumb to learn did'nt build this country, you stole it through violence, disease and murder.remember the indians fed you, then you killed themfatsam52.

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