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United Nations
Program 606
Original Airdate: 2/22/1976

Subject Keywords
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
United Nations - Membership

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Guiriangaud, Louis
Harriman, Leslie
Isaac, Dr. Ephraim

Corporate Names
League of Nations
United Nations

Program Description
Program discusses the role of the United Nations, and in particular the changing status of western nations in light of the growing representation of Third World countries. Dr. Ephraim Isaac, Harvard Professor of African American studies, introduces the program and provides insight into the history of the United Nations, the purpose that it serves, the growing representation of African and other Third World countries in the organization, the shift in the United Nations' power structure, and Africa's use of the United Nations as a forum to end colonialism. In addition, the program includes excerpts from educational films from the United Nations' film library and television unit, excerpts from a non-Say Brother interview session with Nigerian Ambassador Leslie Harriman and French Ambassador Louis Guiriangaud (in which the Third World as a voting entity is discussed), and "man on the street" interviews conducted by Associate Producer Vickie Jones on whether or not growing Third World representation will affect the treatment of African Americans in the United States and events in Angola. Original air date estimated.

Marita Muhammad Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow
Vickie Jones

Conrad White

Dighton Spooner

Dr. Ephraim Isaac

June Cross (production assistant)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03302
Preservation master beta SP cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01648A
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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