Hottest Seat in Town, The
Original Airdate: 9/21/1979
Boston - Race relations
Local elections - Boston - Massachusetts
Public Affairs: Current Events
de los Angeles Dowd, Maria
Finnegan , David I.
Timilty, Joseph F.
City of Boston, Massachusetts
Say Brother offers a forum for Boston's six 1979 mayoral candidates to present their views on what faces the city and the remedies they would pursue if elected. Hosts Barbara Barrow-Murray and Lovell Dyett (Channel 7's Black News), with selected panel of reporters Art Cohen (WGBH's 10 O'Clock News), Gloria Chun (of Asian Focus and editor of San Pan Newspaper), Maria de los Angeles Dowd (TV producer of ECO), and Margaret Neville (of the weekly publication Equal Time) pose questions to Lewis Castro (Socialist), David I. Finnegan (Democrat, President of Boston's School Committee), State Representative Mel King (Democrat), Laurence Sherman (Republican), State Senator Joseph F. Timilty (Democrat). Topics include easing racial tensions, reaching out to the gay and lesbian community, affirmative action, women's rights, housing, and Mayor Kevin White's administration. Incumbent Mayor Kevin White, originally scheduled to be on the program, arrived late and missed his slot.
Maria de los Angeles Dowd
David I. Finnegan
Joeseph F. Timilty
Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Nancy Carey (intern)
Sally Ehrman (production secretary)
Randall Gray (assistant stage manager)
Renee Harriston (intern)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Pat Kane (videotape recordist)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Greg MacDonald (camera)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Wil Morton (audio)
Chas Norton (lighting assistant)
John Plausse (camera)
Joe Pugliese (video)
Iris Rosenthal (camera)
Karen Sheldon (vidifont operator)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
John L. Sullivan (lighting director)
Mario Valdes (researcher)
Evelyn Wong (production assistant)
The Say Brother Collection Web site is a production of the WGBH Archives.
©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation.