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Program 428
Original Airdate: 6/12/1975

Subject Keywords
Afro-American actresses
Afro-American politicians
Afro-American psychologists
Afro-Americans in television broadcasting
Television broadcasting of news

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Bunte, Doris
Jackson, Ellen Swepson
Mabley, Jackie
Pouissant, Dr. Alvin

Corporate Names
Cornbread Earl and Me (motion picture)
John Elliot Square - Roxbury - Massachusetts
METCO - Boston - Massachusetts
Model Cities - Boston - Massachusetts
Multi-Ethnic Citywide Coordinating Council - Boston - Massachusetts
National Center of Afro-American Artists - Roxbury - Massachusetts
Roxbury Action Program
Space Is the Place (motion picture)

Program Description
Co-anchors James Rowe and Carmen Fields read news stories of interest to the African American community in Boston, including those related to the Model Cities layoffs, Freedom House Institute of Education Director Ellen Swepson Jackson's appointment to the Multi Ethnic Citywide Coordinating Council, the National Center of Afro-American Artists' annual celebration of Malcolm X's birthday, the NAACP-led march in Boston on May 17, Patrick Moynihan's appointment to the United Nations, the circulation of a racist sergeants exam by Boston policemen, the ten-year extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and recent acts of Massachusetts legislature. Supporting stories include: Roxbury Action Group's recent hosting of French officials touring the revitalization of John Elliot Square in Roxbury, an in-studio interview conducted by Russell Tillman with Massachusetts State representative Doris Bunte about the proposed changes to welfare, reviews by arts critic Tanya Hart (who speaks with Dr. Alvin Pouissant, co-author of Black Child Care, about his book, reviews the films Cornbread Earl and Me and Space Is the Place, and introduces a previously filmed interview with actress Jackie "Moms" Mabley), a report by June Cross on how Phase Two of Judge Garrity's desegregation plan will be implemented, and a special economic analysis by Tom Hardy.

Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow
Vickie Jones

Conrad White

Dighton Spooner

Carmen Fields
James Rowe

Doris Bunte
Tom Hardy
Dr. Alvin Pouissant

Bill Charette (studio technician)
Basil Chigas (studio technician)
Dennis Correia (videotape engineer)
David Crane (vtr recordist)
June Cross (reporter)
Steve Farrier (still photography)
Leah Fletcher (reporter)
Tanya Hart (reporter)
Tiit Koppel (studio technician)
Rick Lawson (researcher)
Sallie McGuire (production assistant)
John Plausse (studio technician)
Kathy Smith (studio technician)
Lee Smith (studio technician)
Jennifer Spangler (audio engineer)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
John Sullivan (studio technician)
Russell Tillman (reporter)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03387
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01461A
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01461
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 1753-60
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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