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Program 321
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Subject Keywords
Afro-American actors
Afro-American actresses
Afro-American motion picture actors and actresses
Afro-American motion picture producers and directors
Afro-American women
Afro-Americans in motion pictures
Motion picture industry
Motion picture journalism

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Chamberlain, Lee
Murray, James P.
Peters, Brock
Poitier, Sidney

Program Description
Program examines the topic of African Americans in the film industry via a group discussion among industry professionals as directed by Producer Topper Carew. Program guests actress Lee Chamberlin, actor/producer Brock Peters, and New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, and Encore film critic James Murray discuss the differences between theater and film, the recent marketing interest in African American audiences, and what Black audiences want to watch. Films discussed include Sounder, Uptown Saturday Night, Five on the Black Hand Side, Superfly, Nothing But a Man, and Save the Children, of which clips from Five on the Black Hand Side and Uptown Saturday Night appear. James Murray's book Black Films: From Uncle Tom to Superfly factors into the discussion, as does the controversy over the impact on the viewer of drugs, violence, and sex in films. Original air date not estimated, though assumed to be spring 1974.

Topper Carew

Associate Producer
Vicki Jones

Conrad White

Topper Carew

Lee Chamberlain
James Murray
Brock Peters

Henry Johnson (filmaker)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-01468
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01424
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01424A
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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