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Medicine Man (Gambia Pt. 2)
Program 921
Original Airdate: 6/22/1979

Subject Keywords
Gambian Americans
Television broadcasting of films

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Haley, Alex
Kinte, Saim
Lewis, Elma
Peters, Dr. Lenri
Sidebe, Bakari

Corporate Names
Gambia, The (motion picture)
Gambian Cultural Mission to the United States (1977)
Medicine Man (motion picture)
Roots (television program)

Program Description
Program focuses on the Gambian Cultural Mission to the United States in 1977, a product of the massive popularity and interest in Alex Haley's book and television miniseries Roots. The first half of the program consists of a rebroadcast of "The Gambia," a program for WGBH's Cultural Affairs Department that originally aired on September 1, 1978. The second consists of a film acquired for broadcast from United Nations Television (Medicine Man). "The Gambia" focuses on three members of the Gambian Cultural Mission who met with Elma Lewis (Director of the National Center of Afro-American Artists) to discuss their participation: Siam Kinte (cousin of Alex Haley and a Gambian), Dr. Lenri Peters (medical doctor, Chairman of the Monuments and Relics Commission of Gambia and head of the cultural delegation to the United States), and Bakari Sidebi (Head of the Cultural Archives in Gambia and archivist who helped Haley with his genealogy). Medicine Man documents the medical practice of Dr. Peters and his integration of Western medicine with African tribal medicine.

Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Beth Deare
Melvin Moore

Brian Clarke

Henry Johnson

Elma Lewis

Dick Bartlett (film sound)
Masamba Carter (audio engineer)
Brian Clarke (assistant director)
Vern Coleman (audio)
Dennis Correia (videotape assembly)
Mary Lou Cronin (audio)
Leo Demers (videotape assembly)
Leo Demers (videotape recordist)
Doug Devitt (videotape assembly)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Diana Fong (intern)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Harvey Hudson (audio)
Billy Jackson (assistant cameraman)
Bill Johnson (audio)
Henry Johnson (film editor)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Milan Merhar (videotape recordist)
Robert Moore (intern)
Joe Pugliesi (video)
George Rivera (production assistant)
George Rivera (post-production supervisor)
Mustapha Senghor (researcher)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Lee Smith (camera)
Steve Vigneaux (audio)
Evelyn Wong (production assistant)
Eileen Yang (researcher)
Eileen Yang (production assistant)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06101
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01529
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01529A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette -2 (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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