Can the Sun Be Your Enemy ?
Original Airdate: 9/23/1977
Abortion - Government policy - Views
Afro-Americans in television broadcasting
Indians of North America - Newspapers
Music - Performance
Television broadcasting of news
Public Affairs: Current Events
Frazier, Dr. Patricia
Gamble, Niki Nichols
Jefferson, Dr. Mildred
Pouissant, Dr. Alvin
Circle, The (newspaper)
Ghetto Mysticism Band (musical group)
Sun Is My Enemy, The (book)
Program consists of a number of magazine-style segments, including a Stephen Curwood interview with Dr. Patricia Frazier (of Robert B. Brigham Hospital) and Henrietta Aladjem (author of the book, The Sun Is My Enemy) on the disease lupus, two studio performances by Stanton Davis and the Ghetto Mysticism Band (who perform "Funkified Tofu" and "Crescent Gypsies"), an "Open Platform" debate moderated by Melvin Moore on whether or not Massachusetts should fund Medicaid abortions (with debaters Dr. Mildred Jefferson, President of the both the Massachusetts and the National Right to Life committees, and Niki Nichols Gamble, Executive Director of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, and panel reporters James Drummey, news editor of Review of The News magazine and Susan Sprecher of WBCN Radio), the "Say Brother News" with Karen Holmes, Margaret Tarter, Leah Fletcher, Eric Sampedro, and Tanya Hart, and the "Community Calendar." Tarter's report features an interview with Jack Hayes, editor of The Circle (a Boston paper for Native American residents); Fletcher's report features an interview with Dr. Alvin Pouissant, who discusses "Black on Black" violence and the reasons for it.
Dr. Patricia Fraser
Niki Nichols Gamble
Dr. Mildred Jefferson
Ghetto Mysticism Band, The (musical group)
Stanton Davis (musician)
Marvin Clark (intern)
June Cross (assistant director)
Leah Fletcher (reporter)
Tanya Hart (reporter)
Karen Holmes (reporter)
George Rivera (production assistant)
Margaret Tarter (reporter)
Eileen Yang (researcher)
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