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Vietnam (National Edition)
Program 102
Original Airdate: 10/15/1975

Subject Keywords
Afro-American politicians
Afro-American veterans
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Theater
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Bond, Julian
Ford, Harold E.
Gasden, Al
Spellman, A.B.

Program Description
Program looks at the African American soldier in United States history, with an emphasis on Vietnam War veterans via interviews, commentary, and performance. Host David Crippens introduces the following segments: the "Historical Minute" with Georgia State Representative Julian Bond, an interview with Vietnam veteran Al Gasden (who talks about racism in the United States Army), "Bookbeat," a "Spotlight" excerpt from PBS's production Willie Lobo, Manchild, "Political Note" with Tennessee Representative Harold E. Ford, "Information" on self-help agencies for veterans, a "Conversation" between two Vietnam veterans (one of which is Gasden), and "Commentary" by professor and historian A.B. Spellman on the CIA and FBI.
Executive Producer
Topper Carew

Producer
Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Director
Conrad White

Editor
Henry Johnson

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Host
David Crippens

Performers
Sheryl Bibbs (quickie)

Others
Orlando Bagwell (assistant cameraman)
Orlando Bagwell (assistant editor)
Bill Benson (unit manager)
Hayes Burnett (music coordinator)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
Henry Johnson (cameraman)
Vickie Jones (assistant producer-film)
Webster Lewis (music coordinator)
David Loerzel (assistant cameraman)
Sallie McGuire Nicholas (production assistant)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (sound)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (assistant editor)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)

Formats
16mm film negative 01394A
Backup master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-04911
PBS master 2" videotape A2-00981
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-00455
Preservation master D3 cassette AD3-00534A
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette -1 (item number not yet assigned)
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