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Politics of Women's Healthcare, The
Program 825
Original Airdate: 4/14/1978

Subject Keywords
Afro-American musicians
Women in medicine
Women's health services - Boston - Massachusetts
Women's rights

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Bond, Christine
Lee, Mary Alice
Lewis, Webster
Smith, Beverly
Weingart, Sherry

Corporate Names
Boston Chapter Committee to End Sterilization
Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center
Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
Post Pop Space Rock Be Bop Gospel Tabernacle Orchestra and Chorus
Women's Community Heath Center

Program Description
Program explores the issue of why there are so few women the healthcare professions and the ramifications of this on women's health. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with guests Sherry Weingart (Co-director of the Women's Community Heath Center), Mary Alice Lee (Director of Counseling and Referrals for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts), Beverly Smith (an instructor on women's health at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and member of the Boston Chapter Committee to End Sterilization Abuse), and Christine Bond (Director of Family Planning, Harvard St. Neighborhood Health Center) about the impact of the increasing role of male physicians on women's healthcare, political issues (such as legislation and abortion) related to women's healthcare, sex and sexuality education, and whether or not sterilization is being forced deliberately on Third World women. Additional segments include a brief interview with musician Webster Lewis (Director of the Post Pop Space Rock Be Bop Gospel Tabernacle Orchestra and Chorus of Boston) conducted by Barrow-Murray in which Lewis talks about his new recording Touch My Love and his role in the 1978 Boston Disco Awards show (footage from Lewis' performance at the Disco Awards included).

Producer
Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

Director
David Atwood

Host
Barbara Barrow-Murray

Guests
Christine Bond
Mary Alice Lee
Webster Lewis
Beverly Smith
Sherry Winegart

Others
Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Basil Chigas (assistant cameraman)
Brian Clarke (assistant director)
Marvin Clarke (intern)
Vern Coleman (audio)
Leo Demers (videotape recordist)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Danny Horne (intern)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Tiit Koppel (camera)
Ann LaBillois (intern)
Larry LeCain (camera)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (videotape recordist)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Milan Merher (videotape recordist)
Chas Norton (lighting assistant)
Hunter Payne (lighting assistant)
George Rivera (production assistant)
Iris Rosenthal (assistant cameraman)
Lee Smith (camera)
David St. Onge (videotape recordist)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
John L. Sullivan (lighting director)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Conrad White (stage manager)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06097
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01671
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01669A
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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