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Program 429
Original Airdate: 6/19/1975

Subject Keywords
Afro-American dance
Afro-Americans in radio broadcasting
Afro-Americans in television broadcasting
Afro-Americans in the performing arts
Housing development - Massachusetts
Mime

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Hooks, Benjamin
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)

Corporate Names
Dance Company of the National Center of Afro-American Artists
Dance Theatre of Boston
Masssachusetts Housing Finance Agency - Boston - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program is divided into two halves: the first consisting of five dance segments aired in previous programs, the second of newsmagazine-style segments. Dance performances are by the Dance Company of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (performing the piece "Doogla"), the Dance Theatre of Boston (performing "Black Light"), and Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson, performing a mime/modern dance piece). Additional segments include "Information" (on preparing for unemployment), "Community Access" (on the work of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency and its role as a financier of mixed income developments), "Blast from the Past" (with an excerpt from a 1972 interview with FCC Commissioner Benjamin Hooks on the need for increasing the numbers of African Americans in the television and radio professions), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero (consisting of film footage of an African American couple on a date).

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)
Dance Theatre of Boston, The (dancers)
Annette Brown (dancer)
Fred Johnson (Halim Adbur Rashid) (mime)

Others
Boston Art Ensemble (theme music)
Tom Balhatchet (engineer)
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)
Bill Fairweather (engineer)
Michael Floyd (studio technician)
Keith Handyside (engineer)
Arthur Henry (videotape engineer)
Dick Holden (studio technician)
David Hutton (videotape engineer)
Vickie Jones (production assistant)
Pat Kane (videotape engineer)
Tiit Koppel (studio technician)
Frank Lane (studio technician)
Larry LeCain (studio technician)
Greg MacDonald (studio technician)
John MacKnight (studio technician)
John MacKnight (videotape engineer)
Sallie McGuire (production assistant)
John Plausse (studio technician)
Fred Simons (videotape engineer)
Kathy Smith (studio technician)
Lee Smith (studio technician)
Jennifer Spangler (engineer)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
David St. Onge (videotape engineer)
John L. Sullivan (still photography)
Skip Wareham (studio technician)
Bob Wilson (studio technician)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-00836
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01457A
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01457
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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