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Linda Snyder Profile

KPRC-TV

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  •  Linda Snyder explains how she developed an interest in birds 
  •  On her work in bird rescue 
  •  Occasional challenges 
 
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This 1970s news segment for Houston’s KPRC-TV profiles Linda Snyder, a Morgan’s Point resident who cares for injured wild birds. Snyder explains how a hobby in ornithology developed into a mission in bird rescue. The segment also shows Snyder and her husband, Jay, offering care to several of the birds in their custody. KPRC News Director Ray Miller narrates the story.
Newsman Ray Miller (1919 - 2008) began his broadcasting career in 1938 in his home town of Fort Worth. He relocated to Houston soon thereafter, where he joined KPRC Radio. When KPRC purchased Houston’s first television station in 1951, Miller adopted the burgeoning medium, eventually winning a Peabody Award. In 1969, Miller created The Eyes of Texas, a regional television series examining all things Texas. On the air for 30 years, the series became Houston’s longest-running local television program. Miller retired in 1979, serving as news director at both KPRC Radio and KPRC-TV for over 40 years. During his decades-long tenure at KPRC, Miller mentored a number of journalists, including Dan Rather and former US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. 
 
After retiring from television production, Miller became a local historian, writing several books and travel guides about historic attractions in Houston and Galveston. He also worked with the Harris County Historical Commission to secure markers for numerous sites.