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Basketball Clinic
Program 412
Original Airdate: 1/16/1975

Subject Keywords
Afro-American children
Afro-American college students - Political activity
Afro-Americans in the performing arts
Basketball - Coaching
M ime

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Sanders, Tom
Sellers, Cleve

Corporate Names
St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church - Boston - Massachusetts
St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church's Committee to Rescue African Families From Death by Drought

Program Description
Program is divided into two halves: the first consisting of basketball-playing improvement tips, the second of newsmagazine-style segments. Tom "Satch" Sanders, former professional Boston Celtics player and basketball coach for Harvard University (from 1973 to 1977) works with a group of young boys and girls to help them improve their game (better shooting, "lay-up" shots, following through, releasing, passing, etc.) and focuses on team play techniques. Additional segments include "Community Access" (about the work of the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church's Committee to Rescue African Families From Death by Drought), "Blast from the Past" (with an excerpt from an interview with Cornell University development staff member Cleve Sellers on the South Carolina State College incident in February 1968 that Sellers participated in), the "Community Calendar," a short segment on the community services Say Brother offers and how to participate, and a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson).

Producer
Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Director
Conrad White

Editor
Henry Johnson

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Performers
National Center of Afro-American Artists, The (dancers)
Fred Johnson (Halim Adbur Rashid) (mime)

Others
Boston Art Ensemble (theme music)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
June Cross (community coordinator)
Stephen Farrier (community coordinator)
Sallie McGuire (production assistant)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-00833
Original footage 2" videotape AP-00462
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01409
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01409A
Viewing copy 1/2" helical (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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