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Looking at Ourselves: How the Black Media Watches Boston, Pt. 1
Program 716
Original Airdate: 2/11/1977

Subject Keywords
Afro-American journalists
Afro-American women
Afro-Americans in mass media
Afro-Americans in television broadcasting
Afro-Americans in the newspaper industry
Reporters and reporting - Boston - Massachusetts
Television broadcasting of news

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Hutson, Ron
Miller, Mel
Shaw, Sarah-Ann

Corporate Names
Bay State Banner
Boston Globe

Program Description
Program is the first of two focusing on African AMerican media and its function in the community. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with Ron Hutson (head of the Urban 'Team' at the Boston Globe), Mel Miller (publisher of the Bay State Banner), and Sarah-Ann Shaw (reporter for WBZ News and host of the television program Mzizi Roots) about the definition of news, if there is a difference between white news and Black news and how they are covered, if the white media's "commitment" to objectivity affects the coverage of African American news stories, if white reporters and Black reporters bring back different news stories, and the resources needed to cover African American community issues. Additional segments include the "Say Brother News" with reporters Leah Fletcher, Eric Sampedro, Justina Chu, and WNAC TV arts critic Tanya Hart, and the "Community Calendar."

Producer
Barbara Barrow

Associate Producer
June Cross
Melvin Moore

Director
Conrad White

Host
Barbara Barrow

Guests
Ron Hutson
Mel Miller
Sarah-Ann Shaw

Others
Tom Balhachet (audio editor)
Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Justina Chu (reporter)
Brian Clarke (assistant to the producer)
June Cross (production assistant)
Leo Demers (videotape recordist)
Doug Devitt (videotape recordist)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Leah Fletcher (reporter)
Mike Floyd (stage manager)
Keith Handyside (video)
Tanya Hart (reporter)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Dick Holden (camera)
Danny Horne (intern)
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)
Milan Merhar (videotape assembly)
Wil Morton (associate director)
Eric Sampedro (reporter)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Jahid Songai (intern)
John L. Sullivan (lighting director)
Mario Valdes (researcher)
Skip Wareham (stage manager)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03338
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01263
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01262A
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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