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R. Dianne Bartlow, former '2 on the Town' producer, dies at 67

R. Dianne Bartlow, a director, writer, producer, and educator who has been on the KCBS-TV show 2 on the Town, and has been in her career Winner of three regional Emmys, died Sept. 8, her family announced in Los Angeles of cancer. She is 21.

After more than a decade in broadcast journalism, Bartlow has become a A freelance writer-producer and an active member of the DGA’s African American and Women’s Steering Committee.

Bartlow for 1977 Documentary Flying Over Jordan, We Remember , which chronicles the Jordan Wings of the Bleca Capella Gospel Choir during World War II and features Esther Rolle and Lou Rawls. This document is archived in the Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia.

At the time of her death, Bartlow was a professor at California State University, Northridge. She starts at 2002 and takes the school gender from 1997-1997 with the Chair of Women’s Studies .

Rosalie Dianne Bartlow’s television career began with 16 at KCBS. She worked her way up to producer-director-writer and earned her credit for her work on the 1985 special Capitol Records: The Inside First Emmy nominated Track.

In Los Angeles, Bartlow produces and oversees lifestyle, entertainment, travel and public affairs programming, including long-running Show 2 on the Town, took her to Singapore, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska and Africa.

She won the NAACP Image Award for her work on KCBS Special Up for the Challenge: Inside Black Hollywood , which includes Spike Lee, Brock Peters and Tim Reed among others.

She won her first Emmy at 1997 for Pioneer Women, executive produced by actress Marsha Mason; her second in 1997 Caring for the Community ; and her Directed a segment about Bread and Rose Cafe in 2015 for the CityTV show Santa Monica Cares.

She writes for publications including Ms. . Magazine and 1997 Book of 21 Contributing chapters st Century Motherhood Movement.

Bartlow received his BA and MA from California State University, Long Beach at

and 1980, respectively Ph.D. Communication from University of California, San Diego 2000.

Survivors include her daughters Yazmin Monet Watkins-Vieux and Jade Watkins Sprague, and their husbands David Vieux and Timothy Sprague; grandchildren Miles and Lily; and siblings Darryl and Fundisha .

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