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Invitation From Cuba
Program 914
Original Airdate: 4/20/1979

Subject Keywords
Cuba - Social conditions - 1959-
United States - Relations - Cuba

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Austrich, Ricardo
Carrillo, Dr. Emilio
Casal, Lourdes
Castro, Fidel
Dummott, Olga J.
Gaston, Mauricio
Kerscheimer, Ann
Quintana, Maria
Temple, Ted

Corporate Names
Antonio Maceo Brigade
Committee of 75

Program Description
Program focuses on the divided opinions of Boston's Cuban population regarding the recent meeting between Fidel Castro/the Cuban government and representatives of the Cuban population "in exile" to negotiate the release of 3600 political prisoners from Cuban jails, the reunification of Cuban families, and Cuba's invitation for exiles to visit Cuba. Host Sixto Escobar moderates a debate between members of the community on whether or not Cubans in the United States should negotiate with Castro. Journalists Ann Kerscheimer (of the Boston Globe's "Living" section and formerly of the Globe's "Latino Community Beat") and Ted Temple (publisher of the monthly newsletter The Citizen's Forum) field questions to the "anti-negotiation" team of Ricardo Austrich (a wholesaler of baked goods to the Latino community, a teacher with a Boston bilingual training program, and President of Facts About Cuba), Maria Quintana (assistant comptroller for a local commercial bank), and Olga J. Dummott (relocation specialist with Boston's Redevelopment Authority) and the "pro-negotiation team" of Dr. Emilio Carrillo (resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, member of the Committee of 75 and member of the Executive Committee of the Cuban American Committee for Normalization of Relations with Cuba), Professor Lourdes Casal (Professor of Social Psychology at Rutgers University, Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Relations, and a Committee 75 member), and Mauricio Gaston (Masters Degree student in urban planning at MIT, member of Committee 75 and member of the Antonio Maceo Brigade).

Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Beth Deare
George Rivera

Brian Clarke

Sixto Escobar

Ricardo Austrich
Dr. Emilio Carrillo
Lourdes Casal
Olga J. Dummott
Mauricio Gaston
Ann Kerscheimer
Maria Quintana
Ted Temple

Marc Beres (intern)
Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Leo Demers (videotape recordist)
Doug Devitt (videotape recordist)
Diana Fong (intern)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Dick Holden (camera)
Carol Hugentugler (videotape recordist)
Tiit Koppel (assistant cameraman)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Jim McKenna (lighting assistant)
Wil Morton (audio)
John Plausse (lighting)
George Rivera (post-production supervisor)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Lee Smith (camera)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
Steve Vigneaux (audio)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Evelyn Wong (production assistant)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06094
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 2235-60
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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