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Program 328
Original Airdate: 6/13/1974

Subject Keywords
Alcoholism - Trteatment
Health - Afro-Americans
Public health - Boston - Massachusetts
Sickle cell anemia
Teeth - Care and hygiene

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Hughes, Howard (Director, Dimcock Community Health Center)
Hurwitz, Edward
Kelly, Dr. Houston
Sullivan, Dr. Louis
Weston, Ronald

Corporate Names
Boston Sickle Cell Center - Boston - Massachusetts
Dimock Community Health Center - Roxbury - Massachusetts
Minority Council on Alcoholism - Boston - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program examines a number of health issues prevalent in the the African American community and provides contact information for health-related resources. Host Topper Carew, narrating over still photography, introduces interview segments with Say Brother writer/researcher Dighton Spooner and Dr. Houston Kelly (on hypertension and the diet of the Black community), Dr. Louis Sullivan of the Boston Sickle Cell Center (on the physical and political implications of sickle cell anemia), Howard Hughes, Director of the Dimock Community Health Center's alcoholism program (on recognizing and treating alcohol problems), Dr. Edward Hurwitz (on foot care), and Dr. Ronald Weston (on dental care and early prevention). Carew, alone, narrates informational segments on lead paint poisoning, mental health, and drug abuse, over still photography.

Topper Carew

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Conrad White

Dighton Spooner

June Cross (assistant to the producer)
Henry Johnson (filmmaker)
Huntley Nicholas, Jr. (film sound)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-00802
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01432
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01432A
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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