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TV Violence and Its Effect on Children
Program 729
Original Airdate: 6/24/1977

Subject Keywords
Afro-American children
Afro-American psychogists
Afro-American women
Violence in television

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Graves, Sheryl B.
Leifer, Aimee D.

Program Description
Program explores the effect of television violence on children via a joint discussion between host Melvin Moore (a psychologist) and two professors currently collaborating on a project to study the ability of children to evaluate television program content: Dr. Aimee D. Leifer (Associate Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education) and Dr. Sheryl B. Graves (Professor of Psychology at New York University). Topics include why we still see a great deal of violence on television, in what ways television violence is different from "real-life" violence, what can kids learn from watching violent programs, if violence watched translates to "real life," if there are racial differences that children learn on television, if there are differences between what boys and girls learn, and if we should try to program television in any particular way.

Producer
Barbara Barrow

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

Director
Conrad White

Host
Melvin Moore

Guests
Dr. Sheryl B. Graves
Dr. Aimee D. Leifer

Others
Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Brian Clarke (assistant to the producer)
June Cross (production assistant)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Danny Horne (intern)
Lenita Johnson (intern)
Pat Kane (videotape recordist)
Frank Lane (camera)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Carolyn Marshall (production secretary)
Milan Merhar (videotape recordist)
Wil Morton (audio)
John Plausse (lighting director)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Lee Smith (lighting assistant)
Jahid Songai (intern)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
John L. Sullivan (assistant stage manager)
Mario Valdes (researcher)
Bob Wilson (camera)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03351
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01280A
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01280
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel video (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 1999-30
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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