Norm & Company: Dr. Walter Cooper

(Rochester, NY) – Scientist, activist, educator, and humanitarian Dr. Walter Cooper joins WXXI President Norm Silverstein for an episode of Norm & Company, a monthly series where long-time Rochesterians recount fascinating stories about their lives in our community. Dr. Cooper shares stories about his college days at the University of Rochester, his work as a research scientist for Eastman Kodak Company, and his strong involvement in civil rights and education issues in Norm & Company: Dr. Walter Cooper, airing Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Dr. Cooper received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of Rochester in 1956 and worked as a research scientist at Eastman Kodak Company for more than 30 years. During his time at Kodak he became very active in civil rights and educational issues, and is still today. The Democrat and Chronicle has called Dr. Walter Cooper a “superhero” because of his contributions to the Rochester community, his devotion to equality, and his commitment to young people. 

Norm & Company is a half-hour series hosted by WXXI President Norm Silverstein. In each episode, Norm speaks with a long-time Rochesterian as he/she recounts fascinating stories about Western New York. To learn more, visit:

Pictured: Dr. Walter Cooper



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