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From Puerto Rico's Point of View
Program 824
Original Airdate: 4/7/1978

Subject Keywords
Puerto Ricans - United States
Puerto Rico - Politics and government - 1952-

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Marquez, Joaquin A.
Ramirez, Dr. Efren
Villalini, Angel

Corporate Names
Estado Libre Asociado
Puerto Rican Independence Party

Program Description
Program focuses of whether or not Puerto Rico should remain a colony/commonwealth, merge with the United States as the 51st state, or enter into a free-association agreement with the United States. Host Ivette Torres speaks with Joaquin A. Marquez (of the Resident Commissioner's Office of Puerto Rico), Angel Villalini (a member of the Puerto Rican Independence Party), and Dr. Efren Ramirez (a Pro - ELA [Estado Libre Asociado] member) to discuss how each of these political views would completely change the lives of the Puerto Rican people, how would each of these philosophies addresses the economic issues of the island, if the Puerto Rican people genuinely have the opportunity to make up their minds given the bias of the media towards the United States, and whether or not statehood would harm Puerto Rican culture. Program includes questions taken from the audience.

Producer
Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore
George Rivera

Director
David Atwood

Host
Ivette Torres

Guests
Joaquin A. Marquez
Dr. Efren Ramirez
Angel Villalini

Others
Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Basil Chigas (switcher)
Basil Chigas (assistant cameraman)
Brian Clarke (assistant director)
Marvin Clarke (intern)
Doug DeVitt (videotape recordist)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Danny Horne (intern)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Ann LaBillois (intern)
Larry LeCain (camera)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Wil Morton (audio)
Chas Norton (lighting assistant)
Lee Smith (camera)
David St. Onge (videotape recordist)
John L. Sullivan (lighting director)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Conrad White (stage manager)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03376
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01544A
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01544
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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