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Program 811
Original Airdate: 12/9/1977

Subject Keywords
Afro-American actresses
Afro-American journalists
Afro-American musicians
Afro-American singers
Afro-American sociologists
Afro-American theater
Afro-American women - Views
Afro-Americans in television broadcasting
Equal rights amendments - Massachusetts
Television broadcasting of news
Women's rights

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Alston, Barbara
Fletcher, Leah
Gadson, Jan
Gordon, Dexter
Gutierrez, Fernando
Kirk, Roland
Ladner, Joyce
Larke, Paula
Verner, Brenda
Wallace, Michele

Corporate Names
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Not Enuf (theatrical production)
Tri-City Mental Health Center - Malden - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program consists of a number of magazine-style segments, including a Barbara Barrow interview with actors Paula Larke and Barbara Alston about their current performances in a production of Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is not Enuf, three performances from For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is not Enuf (two by Paula Larke, one by Barbara Alston); an "Open Platform" debate moderated by Melvin Moore on whether or not Third World women should participate in the women's movement (with debaters Brenda Verner (a media analyst) and Michele Wallace (lecturer at New York University), and panelists Leah Fletcher (reporter for the Boston Herald American) and freelance writer Jan Gadson), and the "Say Brother News" with Leah Fletcher, Sonny Joe White, Eric Sampedro, and Milly Kiung. Fletcher's report features an interview with sociologist Joyce Ladner, who recently spoke at Boston University about the Black family; White's report features an interview with jazz musician Dexter Gordon.

Barbara Barrow

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

Eric Himes

Barbara Barrow
Melvin Moore

Barbara Alston
Jan Gadson
Dexter Gordon
Paula Larke
Brenda Verner
Michele Wallace

Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Marvin Clark (intern)
Brian Clarke (assistant director)
Vern Coleman (audio)
Mary Cronin (audio)
Leo Demers (videotape recordist)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Leah Fletcher (reporter)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Danny Horne (intern)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Pat Kane (videotape recordist)
Milly Kiung (reporter)
Ann LaBillois (intern)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Greg MacDonald (camera)
John MacKnight (videotape recordist)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Richard McGonagle (camera assistant)
Gene Meckles (graphic designer)
Wil Morton (audio)
John Plausse (lighting assistant)
George Rivera (production assistant)
Eric Sampedro (reporter)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Lee Smith (camera)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
John L. Sullivan (lighting director)
Robert Tomaselli (camera)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Mitch Waters (lighting assistant)
Conrad White (stage manager)
Bob Wilson (stage manager)
Bob Wilson (camera)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03363
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01658A
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01659
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette -2 (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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