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Affirmative Action or Discrimination ?
Program 804
Original Airdate: 10/7/1977

Subject Keywords
Affirmative action programs - Views
Afro-Americans in television broadcasting
Reverse discrimination in employment

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Chan, Peter
Hoar, William
Kelly, James
Martin, Shelia
Moore, Melvin
Ogletree, Charles
Okoro, Godwin
Robinson, John

Corporate Names
Boston Fire Department - Boston - Massachusetts
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

Program Description
Program addresses the isue of affirmative action in Asian and African American communities through an interview and open forum discussion., Host Stephen Curwood and guests Peter Chan (manager of Boston's Chintatown Little City HAll) discusses the recent court mandate in Boston defining African Americans and Hispanics as minorities and Asian Americans as Caucasian, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Melvin Moore. Panel debates the question, "Is affirmative action a policy of reverse discrimination?" with James Kelly (spokesperson for the South Boston Information Center) and Shelia Martin (community advocate for the MAssachusetts Social and Economic Opportunity Council. Also present for the panel are journalists John Robinson (the Boston Globe) and William Hoar (the American Opinion Magazine). Additional segments include and interview with African artists Godwin Okoro conducted by Eduardo Diz, the "Say Brother News," and the "Community Calendar."

Barbara Barrow

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

David DeBarger

Steve Curwood
Eduardo Diaz
Melvin Moore
Eric Sampedro

Peter Chan
William Hoar
James Kelly
Sheila Martin
Charles Ogletree
Godwin Okoro
John Robinson

Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Ron Buccheri (assistant cameraman)
Basil Chigas (lighting assistant)
Basil Chigas (stage manager)
Basil Chigas (assistant cameraman)
Marvin Clark (intern)
Mary Cronin (audio)
June Cross (assistant director)
Keith Handyside (video)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Dick Holden (camera)
Karen Holmes (reporter)
Danny Horne (intern)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Pat Kane (videotape recordist)
Frank Lane (camera)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (videotape recordist)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Richard McGonigle (assistant cameraman)
Chas Norton (lighting director)
John Plausse (lighting assistant)
Jorge Rivero (production assistant)
Jack Shipley (assistant cameraman)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Lee Smith (lighting assistant)
Lee Smith (camera)
David St. Onge (videotape recordist)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
John L. Sullivan (lighting director)
Margaret Tarter (reporter)
Yang Tsung-hwa (senior researcher)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Conrad White (stage manager)
Don White (video)
Sunny Joe White (reporter)
Bob Wilson (camera)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03356
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-00467
Preservation master D3 cassette AD3-00543

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