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Looking at Ourselves: How the Black Media Watches Boston, Pt. 2
Program 717
Original Airdate: 2/18/1977

Subject Keywords
Afro-American journalists
Afro-American women
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Afro-Americans in mass media
Afro-Americans in television broadcasting
Afro-Americans in the newspaper industry
Brazil - Civilization - African influences
Reporters and reporting - Boston - Massachusetts
Television broadcasting of news
West Indies - Civilization - African influences

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

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

Corporate Names
Bay State Banner
Boston Globe

Program Description
Program is the second of two focusing on Black 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 how people get their news, differences between reading newspapers and watching the news on television, and what the media should be doing to serve an educational purpose. Additional segments include the "Say Brother News" with reporters Leah Fletcher, Eric Sampedro, Justina Chu, and WNAC TV arts critic Tanya Hart, "man on the street" interviews with Boston residents regarding the function of the media, and the "Third World Connection" (in which the blending of Spanish, Caucasian, and African ethnicities in Brazil and the West Indies is discussed).

Barbara Barrow

Associate Producer
June Cross
Melvin Moore

Conrad White

Barbara Barrow

Hilda Harris
Ron Hutson
Mel Miller
Sarah-Ann Shaw

Tom Balhatchet (audio engineer)
Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Justina Chu (reporter)
Brian Clarke (assistant to the producer)
June Cross (production assistant)
Leo Demers (videotape assembly)
Doug DeVitt (videotape assembly)
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)
Tiit Koppel (assistant stage manager)
Greg MacDonald (camera)
John MacKnight (lighting)
John MacKnight (videotape recordist)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Carolyn Marshall (production secretary)
Gene Meckles (graphic designer)
Wil Morton (audio)
Eric Sampedro (reporter)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Lee Smith (lighting)
Jahid Songhai (intern)
John L. Sullivan (lighting)
Mario Valdes (researcher)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03339
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01271
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01269A
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)

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