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Welfare Controversy, The
Program 801
Original Airdate: 9/9/1977

Subject Keywords
Afro-American journalists
Afro-Americans in television broadcasting
Forums
Marijuana - Law and Legislation - Views
Television broadcasting of news
Welfare recipients

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Bell, Dr. Carolyn Shaw
Corsetti, Paul
Hennessey, Tom
McRobert, Alan
Overbea, Luix
Renner, Dr. John
Robinson, Walter

Corporate Names
Madison Park High School - Roxbury - Massachusetts
Salem State College

Program Description
Program consists of a number of magazine-style segments, including Stephen Curwood's interview with Dr. Carolyn Shaw Bell (economics professor at Wellesley College) on her research into the welfare system, an "Open Platform" debate moderated by Melvin Moore on the decriminalization of marijuana (with debaters Dr. John Renner (Medical Director for Boston City Hospital's Drug Treatment Unit) and Detective Walter Robinson (of the Boston Police Department's Drug Control Unit), and panel reporters Paul Corsetti (of the Boston Herald American), Alan McRobert (of the Real Paper), and Luix Overbea (of the Christian Science Monitor), two dance performances by Danny Sloan and Company, and the "Say Brother News" with Karen Holmes, Eric Sampedro, Phil Martin, Justina Chu, Leah Fletcher, and Tanya Hart.
Executive Producer
Barbara Barrow

Producer
Barbara Barrow
Carolyn Walden

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

Director
Bruce Shah

Host
Stephen Curwood
Melvin Moore

Guests
Dr. Carolyn Shaw Bell
Paul Corsetti
Alan McRobert
Luix Overbea
Dr. John Renner
Walter Robinbson

Performers
Danny Sloan and Company (dancers)
Ann Brown (dancer)
Karen Kernan-Beck (dancer)
Jeanette Neil (dancer)
Debbie Silipini (dancer)
Danny Sloan (dancer)
Patricia Voight (dancer)

Others
Ron Buccheri (technical production)
Basil Chigas (technical production)
Justina Chu (reporter)
Marvin Clark (intern)
June Cross (assistant director)
Leo Demers (videotape recordist)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Leah Fletcher (reporter)
Marilyn Greenstein (titlist)
Tanya Hart (reporter)
Rebecca Hill (make-up)
Karen Holmes (reporter)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Pat Kane (videotape recordist)
Frank Lane (camera)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Greg MacDonald (camera)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Phil Martin (reporter)
Wil Morton (audio)
John Plausse (lighting director)
Eric Sampedro (reporter)
Lee Smith (technical production)
Yang Tsung-hwa (researcher)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Conrad White (stage manager)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03353
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01662
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01661A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 2694-60
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 1852-60
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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