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Program 624
Original Airdate: 8/13/1976

Subject Keywords
Afro-American actors
Afro-American actresses
Afro-American poets
Afro-American theater
Afro-American women
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Man-woman relationships
Oral interpretation of poetry
Poetry
Poetry - Women authors

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Anderson, Nia
Moore, Evelyn
Moore, Melvin
Spellman, A.B.
Welch, Robert

Corporate Names
Black Dyad, The (theatrical production)

Program Description
Program examines the relationship between African American men and women via a studio presentation of one segment from the for-stage trilogy The Black Dyad. Directed by playwrights Evelyn and Melvin Moore, "The Commitment" deals with whether or not people should be compelled to share feelings of devotion with one another. Play performed is "The Commitment" and features actors Robert Welch and Nia Anderson. Additional program segments include previously aired commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman, "Book Beat," a reading of Winifred Oyoko Lovings' poem "Later On" by Producer Marita Rivero, and the "Community Calendar."

Producer
Marita Muhammad Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Director
Conrad White

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Host
Barbara Barrow
Marita Muhammad Rivero

Guests
A.B. Spellman

Performers
Nia Anderson (actor)
Robert Welch (actor)

Others
Lydia Allen (intern)
Wendell Bourne (intern)
Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Kissette Bundy (intern)
Basil Chigas (stage manager)
Brian Clarke (intern)
Dennis Correia (video)
June Cross (production assistant)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Rebecca Hill (make-up)
David Hutton (videotape editor)
Pat Kane (videotape recordist)
Pat Kane (videotape editor)
Sharon Kramer (graphic designer)
Frank Lane (camera)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Wil Morton (audio)
Chas Norton (lighting)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Jennifer Spangler (audio)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
John L. Sullivan (lighting)
Bob Wilson (camera)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03320
Original footage 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01265A
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01265
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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