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Button Up Your Overcoat
Program 1004
Original Airdate: 10/19/1979

Subject Keywords
Cost and standard of living
Fire prevention
Self-help housing
Solar houses

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Ackerman, Allan
Burrill, Roy
Fox, Gloria
Pierce, Dick
Rodriguez, Jaime

Corporate Names
Energyworks, Inc. - Boston - Massachusetts
Roxbury Alliance for a Sane Energy Future - Roxbury - Massachusetts
Roxbury-North Dorchester APAC - Roxbury - Massachusetts
South End Spanish Center - Boston - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program focuses on the escalating cost of oil and the hardships faced by limited-income families trying to keep warm. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray, in a live program, speaks with Jaime Rodriguez (of the South End Spanish Center and the Roxbury Alliance for a Sane Energy Future), Gloria Fox (Executive Director of the Roxbury-North Dorchester APAC), technical advisor Allan Ackerman (President of Energyworks, Inc.), and Boston firefighter Lieutenant Roy Burrill, about emergency assistance programs, the application process, weatherization, and heating homes safely. Program includes a roll-in interview conducted by Beth Deare with Dick Pierce, an energy expert converting his Roxbury home to solar heat. Viewer calls taken in the program's second half.

Producer
Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Beth Deare

Director
Brian Clarke

Host
Barbara Barrow-Murray

Guests
Allan Ackerman
Roy Burrill
Gloria Fox
Jaime Rodriguez

Others
Nancy Carey (intern)
Sally Ehrman (production secretary)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Randolph Gray (lighting assistant)
Rich Harrison (video)
Renee Harriston (intern)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Tiit Koppel (assistant cameraman)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Jim McKenna (stage manager)
Celenia Melendez (intern)
Milan Merhar (videotape recordist)
Iris Rosenthal (camera)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
John L. Sullivan (lighting director)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Evelyn Wong (production assistant)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06098
Original footage 3/4" cassette - 4 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette - 2 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape 7133-60
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01435
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01435A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 2026-60
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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