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Poetry and Arts (National Edition)
Program 110
Original Airdate: 12/12/1975

Subject Keywords
Afro-American children
Afro-American poets
Afro-American politicians
Afro-American women
Oral interpretation of poetry
Poetry and children
Poetry - Women authors

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Dunbar, Paul Lawrence
Giovanni, Yolande Cornelia ("Nikki")
Lewis, Elma
Stokes, Louis

Corporate Names
Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts - Roxbury - Massachusetts
National Center of Afro-American Artists - Roxbury - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program focuses on poetry not only as an art form, but as a vehicle for engendering social change and new attitudes towards the arts. Composed of a number of segments, Poetry and Arts includes a reading of a Paul Lawrence Dunbar poem by Elma Lewis (Director of the National Center of Afro-American Artists) to a group of young children, an excerpt from an interview with poet Nikki Giovanni, a tutorial on getting published, an editorial on the "state of the arts" by House Representative Louis Stokes (Ohio), and a listing of new volumes of poetry of interest to the African American community.
Executive Producer
Topper Carew

Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow
Vickie Jones

Conrad White

Henry Johnson

Dighton Spooner

David Crippens

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)
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 Hanyside (engineer)
Rodger 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)
Clarence MacIntosh (spot/segment producer (non-wgbh))
John MacKnight (studio technician)
John MacKnight (videotape engineer)
Don Marbury (spot/segment producer (non-wgbh))
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (sound)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (assistant editor)
Sallie M. Nicholas (production assistant)
David St. Onge (videotape engineer)
John Plausse (studio technician)
Marita Rivero (concept)
Candelaria Silva (community coordinator)
Fred Simons (videotape engineer)
Kathy Smith (studio technician)
Lee Smith (studio technician)
Jennifer Spangler (engineer)
Alonzo Speight (community coordinator)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
John L. Sullivan (studio technician)
Margaret Tarter (community coordinator)
Skip Wareham (studio technician)
Bob Wilson (studio technician)
Carla B. Wing (community coordinator)
Rodman Wright (graphics)
Sylvia Wright (community coordinator)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03238
Preservation master beta SP cassette 102075
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01667A
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01667
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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