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Islands, The
Program 621
Original Airdate: 7/16/1976

Subject Keywords
West Indies - Description and travel

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Loftman, Kenneth A.
Martin, Dr. Tony
Minuty, Franz
Peltier, Joseph
Trotter, Desmond

Program Description
First program of two focusing on the political, cultural, educational, religious, and economic aspects of the Caribbean Islands. Hosts Barbara Barrow and Dighton Spooner speak with Dr. Tony Martin (author of Race First, from Greenwood Press), Joseph Peltier (member of a movement for a new Dominica), Franz Minuty (a lecturer on Haitian culture), and Kenneth A. Loftman (a former educator in the West Indies and businessman in Boston), about political happenings in Dominica, the impact of the tourist industry on the islands, if interregional trade is improving, the natural resources of the area, how change in the Caribbean change will affect its people and resources, Desmond Trotter (a Black political prisoner sentenced to life imprisonment in Dominica), and education in the West Indies. Program includes a short narrated segment on "Carnival" in Trinidad.

Producer
Marita Muhammad Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Director
Conrad White

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Host
Barbara Barrow
Dighton Spooner

Guests
Kenneth A. Loftman
Dr. Tony Martin
Franz Minuty
Joseph Peltier

Others
Lydia Allen (intern)
Wendell Bourne (intern)
Kissette Bundy (intern)
Bill Charette (assistant cameraman)
Basil Chigas (stage manager)
Brian Clarke (intern)
David Crane (videotape editor)
June Cross (production assistant)
Mike Floyd (switcher)
Dick Holden (camera)
David Hutton (videotape editor)
Whitmore John (still photography)
Pat Kane (videotape recordist)
Tiit Koppel (lighting assistant)
Sharon Kramer (graphic designer)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
John Plausse (lighting)
Lee Smith (camera)
Jennifer Spangler (audio)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
Ed Watson (theme music)
Don White (video)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03317
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01260
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01260A



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