Feb 2, 2018
Rawson Stovall, The Vid Kid newspaper
As you no doubt gleaned from the clips of his appearances on
CBS Morning News and The Tonight Show, Rawson Stovall was only a
child when he started writing a syndicated newspaper column in
which he reviewed computer games and home video games. The column,
called Vid Kid, appeared in 20 newspapers around the United States.
He was in fact the first nationally syndicated reviewer of video
games in the country.
He is author of The Vid Kid's Book of Home Video Games — a
compilation of his reviews — which was published in 1984, when
Rawson was 12 years old.
This interview took place on January 23, 2018.