Retired WVU journalism professor Paul Atkins recalls career

March 28, 2015 1:46 PM

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Ed Buckbee never forgot how the wiry little guy with the big round glasses shot out of The Daily Athenaeum newsroom like a rocket that day.

On that October day in 1957, all of America — which included a handful of WVU journalism students working for their school paper in Morgantown found out that the Soviet Union had just conquered outer space.

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