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Minority Cultural Institutions: Programmed to Fail ?
Program 714
Original Airdate: 1/21/1977

Subject Keywords
Afro-American women
Afro-Americans in television broadcasting
Afro-Americans in the performing arts
Art schools - Roxbury - Massachusetts
Asia - Civilization - African influences
Europe - Civilization - African influences
Television broadcasting of news

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Lewis, Elma

Corporate Names
National Center of Afro-American Artists - Roxbury - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program focuses on minority cultural institutions and whether they are destined to fail in the United States. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with Elma Lewis, Director of the National Center of Afro-American Artists about the limited existence of minority cultural institutions, what institutions serve Blacks in America, if the National Center is a stable institution, the role of donations and individual giving in the economic viability of an institution, and the difficulty in getting grants (due to the fact, as Lewis states, grant monies are distributed to perpetuate a culture rather than develop marginalized populations). Additional segments include the "Say Brother News" with reporters Leah Fletcher, Eric Sampedro, Justina Chu, and WNAC TV arts critic Tanya Hart, the "Third World Connection" (in which the mixture of African, Chinese, and Eastern Europe people is discussed), and the "Community Calendar."

Barbara Barrow

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

Conrad White

Barbara Barrow

Elma Lewis

Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Bruce Burdett (stage manager)
Justina Chu (reporter)
Brian Clarke (assistant to the producer)
Vern Coleman (audio)
June Cross (production assistant)
Leo Demers (videotape recordist)
Leah Fletcher (reporter)
Mike Floyd (stage manager)
Keith Handyside (video)
Tanya Hart (reporter)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Dick Holden (camera)
Danny Horne (intern)
Harvey Hudson (audio editor)
Lenita Johnson (intern)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Pat Kane (videotape assembly)
Tiit Koppel (assistant stage manager)
Frank Lane (camera)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Carolyn Marshall (production secretary)
Greg McDonald (camera)
Milan Merhar (videotape assembly)
Chas Norton (lighting)
Eric Sampedro (reporter)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Jahid Songhai (intern)
John Sullivan (lighting)
Mario Valdes (researcher)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03336
Original footage 2" videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01271A
Preservation master beta SP cassette (item number not yet assigned)
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