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Attica (National Edition)
Program 107
Original Airdate: 11/19/1975

Subject Keywords
Afro-American poets
Afro-American prisoners
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Afro-Americans in television broadcasting
Oral interpretation of poetry
Poetry - Women authors
Prison riots

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Bond, Julian
Brown, Tony
Mandrill, Ric
Muhammad, Askia
Stamper, Sam

Corporate Names
Attica Correctional Facility - Attica - New York
National Coalition to Help Prisoners
National Prisoners' Rights Association

Program Description
Program focuses on the rebellion that took place at Attica State Prison, New York, September 13, 1971. Using original footage of the rebellion (prisoners, hostages, McKay Commission excerpts, police preparing to enter the prison, etc.), an "Information" segment with material on the National Prisoners' Rights Association and the National Coalition to Help Prisoners, and commentary by Askia Muhammad, Say Brother seeks to point out the flaws of the penal system and offer ways it could be improved. Additional segments include "Bookbeat," an interview with African American television producer Tony Brown on changing Black programming, a poetry reading/performance by Sam Stamper, the "Historical Minute" with Georgia State Representative Julian Bond, and a segment interlude with Ric Mandrill (of the musical group Mandrill).
Executive Producer
Topper Carew

Producer
Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow
Vickie Jones

Director
Conrad White

Editor
Henry Johnson

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Host
David Crippens

Performers
Ric Mandrill (quickie)

Others
The Webster Lewis Septet (theme music)
Orlando Bagwell (assistant cameraman)
Orlando Bagwell (assistant editor)
Tom Balhatchet (engineer)
Bill Benson (unit manager)
Bruce Bordett (studio technician)
Carla Bravo Wing (community coordinator)
Ron Buccheri (studio technician)
Bill Charette (studio technician)
Basil Chigas (studio technician)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
Dennis Correia (engineer)
David Crane (videotape engineer)
Douglas Devitt (videotape engineer)
Michael Dick (graphics)
Boyd Estus (camera)
Bill Fairweather (engineer)
Leah Fletcher (community coordinator)
Michael Floyd (studio technician)
Peter Hadfield (graphics)
Keith Handyside (engineer)
Roger Haydock (assistant cameraman)
Arthur Henry (videotape engineer)
Dick Holden (studio technician)
David Hutton (videotape engineer)
Steve Izzi (sound)
Henry Johnson (camera)
Pat Kane (videotape engineer)
Sharon Kenner (graphics)
Tiit Koppel (studio technician)
Frank Lane (studio technician)
Larry LeCAin (studio technician)
David Loerzel (assistant cameraman)
Greg MacDonald (studio technician)
Sallie MacGuire Nicholas (production assistant)
John MacKnight (studio technician)
John MacKnight (videotape engineer)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (sound)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (assistant editor)
John Plausse (studio technician)
Marita Rivero (concept)
Fred Simons (videotape engineer)
Kathy Smith (studio technician)
Lee Smith (studio technician)
Jennifer Spangler (engineer)
Alonzo Speight (community coordinator)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
David St. Onge (videotape engineer)
John L. Sullivan (studio technician)
Margaret Tarter (community coordinator)
Skip Wareham (studio technician)
Bob Wilson (studio technician)
Rodner Wright (graphics)
Sylvia Wright (community coordinator)

Formats
Air Print 16mm air print 02419A
Air Print 16 mm air track 02427A
Original footage 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Original recording 1/4" audio reel (item number not yet assigned)
PBS master 2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01335A
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01341
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 835
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette -2 (item number not yet assigned)



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