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Public Housing
Program 819
Original Airdate: 2/17/1978

Subject Keywords
Afro-American musicians
Afro-Americans - Relations with Indians
Indian philosophy - North America
Music - Performance
Public housing - Boston - Massachusetts

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Hubbard, Reginald
McAdoo, Myra
McDonough, David
Skenandore, Ron

Corporate Names
Boston Housing Authority - Boston - Massachusetts
Tenants' Policy Council - Boston - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program examines the problems related to public housing in Boston, Massachusetts. Host Melvin Moore speaks with guests Myra McAdoo (Executive Director of the Tenants' Policy Council), Alan Root (Chairman of the Tenants' Policy Council), and David McDonough (Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Boston Housing Authority) to discuss the relationship between the Boston Housing Authority and the Tenants Policy Council, the needs of tenants from the viewpoint of different Boston organizations, the nature of the "consent decree," and what is necessary to improve conditions for tenants. Additional segments include the "Third World Connection" (on intermarriages between Native Americans and Africans in Massachusetts in the 1800s), an interview with Native American author Ron Skenandore (whose discusses his book The Earth is a Perfect Mother), an interview with pianist Reginald Hubbard (who discusses his Hubbard Concert Series), and an in-studio performance by Hubbard.

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

Barbara Barrow - Murray
David DeBarger
Eric Himes

Barbara Barrow - Murray
Melvin Moore

Reginald Hubbard
Myra McAdoo
David McDonough
Rod Skenandore

Reginald Hubbard (musician)

Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Brian Clarke (assistant director)
Marvin Clarke (intern)
Vern Coleman (audio)
Mary Cronin (audio)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Danny Horne (intern)
David Hutton (videotape recordist)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Pat Kane (videotape recordist)
Tiit Koppel (camera)
Ann LaBillois (intern)
Larry LeCain (assistant cameraman)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Greg MacDonald (camera)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (lighting assistant)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Richard McGonagle (assistant cameraman)
John Plausse (lighting assistant)
George Rivera (production assistant)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Lee Smith (camera)
David St. Onge (videotape recordist)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
John L. Sullivan (lighting director)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Mitch Waters (camera)
Conrad White (stage manager)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03371
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01538A
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01538
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 1392-60
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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