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Ronnie Laws and Pressure
Program 712
Original Airdate: 1/7/1977

Subject Keywords
Afro-American musicians
Afro-Americans in television broadcasting
Music - Performance
Television broadcasting of news

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Laws, Ronnie

Corporate Names
Pressure (musical group)

Program Description
Program explores the personal life of jazz recording-artist Ronnie Laws, a saxophonist. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with Laws about his interest in performing in Boston, his motivations for his second recording, the influence his mother had on his music, his brother (internationally known musician Herbert Laws), how long he has been playing and recording professionally, and his wife, Carmen. Program includes a performance by Laws with the band Pressure, the "Say Brother News" with reporters Leah Fletcher, Eric Sampedro, Justina Chu, and WNAC TV arts critic Tanya Hart, and the "Community Calendar."

Barbara Barrow

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

Conrad White

Barbara Barrow

Ronnie Laws

Pressure (musical group)
Ronnie Laws (musician)

Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Justina Chu (reporter)
Brian Clarke (assistant to the producer)
Vernon Coleman (audio)
David Crane (videotape assembly)
June Cross (production assistant)
Doug DeVitt (videotape assembly)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Leah Fletcher (reporter)
Mike Floyd (switcher)
Tany Hart (reporter)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Dick Holden (camera)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Tiit Koppel (assistant stage manager)
Frank Lane (camera)
Greg MacDonald (camera)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (lighting)
John MacKnight (videotape assembly)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Carolyn Marshall (production secretary)
Milan Merhar (videotape assembly)
Will Morton (audio editor)
John Plausse (lighting)
Eric Sampedro (reporter)
John Sullivan (assistant stage manager)
Mario Valdes (researcher)
Skip Wareham (stage manager)
Skip Wareham (camera)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03334
Original footage 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape 3437-60
Preservation master beta SP cassette Say1777
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01556
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01276A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 2829-30
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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