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Prison Reforms
Program 812
Original Airdate: 12/16/1977

Subject Keywords
Afro-American journalists
Afro-Americans in television broadcasting
Correctional institutions - Massachusetts
Criminals - Rehabilitation
Homeless persons
Human services - Boston - Massachusetts
Prison administration
Prisoners - classification - Views
Television broadcasting of news

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Campbell, Daniel
Collins, Dave
Gutierrez, Fernando
MacLeod, Mackie
Saunders, Clif
Sellers, Tom
Shaw, Sarah-Ann
Taylor, Jerry

Corporate Names
Boston Indian Council - Boston - Massachusetts
Family and Friends of Prisoners
Prison Reform Organization
Rosie's Place - Boston - Massachusetts
Roxbury Community College - Roxbury - Massachusetts
Transition House - Boston - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program consists of a number of magazine-style segments, including a Stephen Curwood interview with Daniel Campbell (of Prison Reform Organization) and Mackie MacLeod (of Family and Friends of Prisoners) on the state of correctional institutions in Massachusetts; an "Open Platform" debate moderated by Melvin Moore on prisoner classification and whether or not it has merit (with debaters Tom Sellers, Deputy Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, and Dave Collins Program Coordinator for the Cambridge Office of the American Friends Service Committee, as well as guest panelists Sarah-Ann Shaw of WBZ TV and Jerry Taylor of the Boston Globe); the "Community Calendar"; and the "Say Brother News" with reporters Karen Holmes, Eric Sampedro, Margaret Tarter, Leah Fletcher, and Tanya Hart. Sampedro's reports features a brief interview with Boston Indian Council's Mildred Noble (Social Counselor) and Clif Saunders (Executive Director) regarding the deaths of ta homeless native American woman and an interview with Fernando Gutierrez (Bilingual Coordinator for the Tri-City Mental Health Center, Malden); Tarter's report includes an interview with Rene Scott of Transition House, a nonprofit agency set up to protect battered women.

Barbara Barrow

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

Eric Himes

Stephen Curwood
Melvin Moore

Daniel Campbell
Dave Collins
Mackie MacLeod
Tom Sellers
Sarah-Ann Shaw
Jerry Taylor

Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Marvin Clark (intern)
Brian Clarke (assistant director)
Mary Cronin (audio)
June Cross (assistant director)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Leah Fletcher (reporter)
Keith Handyside (video)
Tanya Hart (reporter)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Karen Holmes (reporter)
Danny Horne (intern)
Tiit Koppel (lighting assistant)
Ann LaBillois (intern)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Wil Morton (audio)
John Plausse (lighting assistant)
George Rivera (production assistant)
Eric Sampedro (reporter)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
John L. Sullivan (lighting director)
Margaret Tarter (reporter)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03364
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01540
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01540A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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