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Look at Eritrea, A
Program 817
Original Airdate: 2/3/1978

Subject Keywords
Africa, Eastern - Politics and government - 1960-
Africa in motion pictures
Afro-American women
Afro-Americans in television broadcasting
Eritrea - History - 1962-1993
Television broadcasting of news

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Gebregziabher, Girmai
Gonzales-Thornell, Consuelo
Koutsis, Arthur
Pao, Phoebe
Shariat, Fahamisha
Woldeyohannes, Astier

Corporate Names
Afrikan Heritage Institute - Roxbury - Massachusetts
Association of Eritrean Students of North America
Association of Eritrean Women of North America
Boston Repertory Theatre
Eritrea People's Liberation Front
Eritrean Support Committee
Minority Women's Employment Program - Boston - Massachusetts
South Cove Community Health Center

Program Description
Program focuses on the struggle between Ethiopia and Eritrea, a struggle that started in 1961, when Ethiopia officially annexed Eritrea and made it a colony. Host Melvin Moore and guests Astier Woldeyohannes (of the Association of Eritrean Women of North America), Girmai Gebregziabher (of the Association of Eritrean Students of North America), and Arthur Koutsis (member of the Eritrean Support Committee) discuss the history of the struggle between Eritrea and Ethiopia, the function of the North American associations they represent, reactions to the argument that Black Africans should not be fighting other Black Africans, if the guerilla warfare is a struggle for independence or a struggle against oppression, what has been done to influence the United Nations (and the United States) not to aid Ethiopia, and is there any involvement of other African countries with the struggle. Additional segments include excerpts from a British film on the Eritrea People's Liberation Front produced by the BBC, the "Say Brother News" with reporters Karen Holmes, Milly Kiung, Margaret Tarter, and Tanya Hart, and the "Community Calendar." Holmes's report features an interview with Minority Women's Employment Program (MWEP Boston) recruiter Consuelo Gonzales-Thornell; Tarter's report features an interview with Afrikan Heritage Institute (Roxbury) Program Director Fahamisha Shariat.

Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

David DeBarger
Eric Himes

Melvin Moore

Girmai Gebregziabher
Arthur Koutsis
Astier Woldeyohannes

Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Marvin Clark (intern)
Brian Clarke (assistant director)
David Crane (videotape recordist)
Leo Demers (videotape recordist)
Doug DeVitt (videotape recordist)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Tanya Hart (reporter)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Karen Holmes (reporter)
Danny Horne (intern)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Pat Kane (videotape recordist)
Milly Kiung (reporter)
Tiit Koppel (camera)
Tiit Koppel (assistant cameraman)
Bronislaw Krol (audio)
Ann LaBillois (intern)
Frank Lane (camera)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Greg MacDonald (camera)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (lighting director)
John MacKnight (lighting assistant)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Richard McGonagle (assistant cameraman)
Milan Merhar (videotape recordist)
Wil Morton (audio)
John Plausse (lighting director)
George Rivera (production assistant)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Lee Smith (camera)
David St. Onge (videotape recordist)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
Margaret Tarter (reporter)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Conrad White (stage manager)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03369
Original footage 2" videotape 06142
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01559A
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01559
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 641-60
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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