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Survival on Mother's Island
Program 802
Original Airdate: 9/16/1977

Subject Keywords
Afro-American musicians
Afro-American neighborhoods - Boston - Massachusetts
Afro-American singers
Afro-American women
Afro-Americans in television broadcasting
Columbia Point - Massachusetts
Gay rights - Views
Music - Performance
Television broadcasting of news

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Ayers, Roy
Biko, Stephen
Bolling, Royal, Jr.
Bond, Julian
Dunham, William
Haas, Flora
Jarreau, Al
King, Coretta Scott
Miller, Neil
Ragona, Rev. Margaret
Washington, Bettye

Program Description
Program consists of a number of magazine-style segments, including an Eduard Diaz interview with Bettye Washington, resident of Columbia Point, Boston (known as Mothers Island) on the difficulties facing the community, "man on the street" interviews with commuters to Columbia Point and their feelings about the area, an "Open Platform" debate moderated by Melvin Moore on whether or not homosexuals should be guaranteed equal rights under the law (with debaters Reverend Margaret Ragona of the Metropolitan Community Church and William Dunham, staff member of The John Birch Society, and panel reporters Neil Miller, editor of Gay Community News, and Flora Haas, contributing writer to the Boston Phoenix, an excerpt from a performance by Al Jarreau that originally appeared in program 608, "Another Approach to Theatre," and the "Say Brother News" with Karen Holmes, Eric Sampedro, Sonny Joe White, and Tanya Hart.
Executive Producer
Barbara Barrow

Barbara Barrow

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

Bruce Shah

Eduardo Diaz
Melvin Moore

William Dunham
Flora Haas
Neil Miller
Rev. Margaret Ragona
Bettye Washington

Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Basil Chigas (assistant cameraman)
Marvin Clark (intern)
June Cross (assistant director)
Keith Hanyside (video)
Rebecca Hill (make-up)
Karen Holmes (reporter)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Frank Lane (camera)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (videotape recordist)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Wil Morton (audio)
John Plausse (lighting assistant)
Joe Pugliesi (video)
George Rivera (production assistant)
Eric Sampedro (reporter)
Jack Shipley (still photography)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Lee Smith (camera)
David St. Onge (videotape recordist)
John L. Sullivan (lighting director)
Bob Tomaselli (camera)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Mitch Waters (camera)
Mitch Waters (lighting assistant)
Sonny Joe White (reporter)
Bob Wilson (stage manager)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03354
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01633
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01633A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 3891-60
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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