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New Bedford
Program 63
Original Airdate: 7/23/1970

Subject Keywords
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Afro-Americans - Civil Rights
Afro-Americans - Social conditions - 1964-1975
Riots - New Bedford - Massachusetts

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Rogers, George

Corporate Names
Black Brothers Action Committee - New Bedford - Massachusetts

Program Description
A special 90-minute program, "New Bedford," focuses on the African American community of New Bedford, Massachusetts and its response to the issues that led to the race riot/rebellion of July 8th and 9th, 1970. Host Ray Richardson provides a history of the event according to the press and compares the media's interpretation of the riot with the statements and opinions of community residents. Between Friday, July 10, and Sunday, July 12, Say Brother visited the west and south end neighborhoods of New Bedford to discuss discrimination, the direction the community is moving, finding non-factory jobs, the problems unemployment presents to mothers, the difficulties of the welfare system, police harassment, and housing. Due to the graphic language of those interviewed for the program, and due to the fact the program was aired in its entirety against the wishes of WGBH management, Say Brother Producer Ray Richardson was fired after the broadcast. Original air date estimated.

Ray Richardson

Associate Producer
Tony Lark
Carol Lawrence
Russell Tillman

Russell Tillman

Tony Lark

Ray Richardson

Morris Alston (assistant editor)
Morris Alston (film sound)
James Fripp (production assistant)
Jewelle Gomez (production assistant)
Mignonne P. Gumbs (production assistant)
Tony Lark (cameraman)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-01151
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01163
Preservation master D3 cassette AD3-01257A
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)

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