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Dismissing Some Myths about Chinese Americans
Program 708
Original Airdate: 12/3/1976

Subject Keywords
Afro-Americans in television broadcasting
Asia - Civilization - African influences
Chinese Americans - Boston - Massachusetts
Television broadcasting of news

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Tong, May Ling

Corporate Names
Pipe Dreams (motion picture)

Program Description
Host Barbara Barrow speaks with May Ling Tong, Director of the Chinese American Civic Association in Boston, about the history of Chinese people in Boston and the "myths" held by non-Chinese Americans about the mental health and social service needs of the Chinese community. Additional segments include the "Say Brother News" with Eric Sampedro and Leah Fletcher, the "Third World Connection" (about the genealogical connection between the Africans and Chinese), a film review of Pipe Dreams by arts critic Tanya Hart, and the "Community Calendar."

Barbara Barrow

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

Conrad White

Barbara Barrow

May Ling Tong

Tom Balhatchet (audio)
Brian Clarke (assistant to the producer)
Dennis Correia (video)
June Cross (production assistant)
Leo Deners (videotape assembly)
Leah Fletcher (reporter)
Mike Floyd (switcher)
Tanya Hart (reporter)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Danny Horne (intern)
Bill Johnson (audio editor)
Lenita Johnson (intern)
Pat Kane (videotape assembly)
Tiit Koppel (camera)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (videotape recordist)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Carolyn Marshall (production secretary)
Chas Norton (lighting director)
Eric Sampedro (reporter)
Lee Smith (camera)
Jahid Songai (intern)
Mario Valdes (researcher)
Bob Wilson (stage manager)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03330
Original footage 3/4" cassette 3288
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01253A
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01253
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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