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Violence on Women
Program 1008
Original Airdate: 11/16/1979

Subject Keywords
Family violence
Sexual harassment of women
Women - Attitudes

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Corporate Names
Take Back the Night March - Boston - Massachusetts (1979)

Program Description
Program focuses on the sexual victimization, harassment, and abuse of women. Program stems from a series of brutal rapes and murders perpetrated against women in Boston that generated a storm of public protest and the women's rally that followed. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with guests Evelyn Lee, Consuelo Gonzalez-Thornell, Renee Harriston, Ledith Lugo, Renae Scott (who works in the Say Brother office), and Barbara Bullette, about how women are changing their attitudes about themselves, and how that attitude change can be a determining factor when they ever become victims of violence. Topics include rape, verbal and physical abuse (including spousal), reactions to abuse from the police, and self protection. Includes viewer calls, footage of the "Take Back the Night March" in Boston, August 1979, and a short segment titled "Something Personal" by Nancy Porter of WGBH TV (in which a rape victim is interviewed by a counselor).

Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Beth Deare

Brian Clarke

Barbara Barrow-Murray

Barbara Bullette
Consuelo Gonzalez-Thornell
Renee Harriston
Evelyn Lee
Ledith Lugo
Renae Scott

Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Nancy Carey (intern)
Leo Demers (videotape recordist)
Renee Harriston (intern)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Larry LeCain (switcher)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
Gene Mackles (theme music)
John MacKnight (assistant cameraman)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Jim McKenna (camera)
Celenia Melendez (intern)
Milan Merhar (videotape recordist)
Carmen Morales (production secretary)
Wil Morton (audio)
Chas Norton (lighting director)
John Plausse (lighting assistant)
Nancy Porter (director - program segment)
Joe Pugliesi (videotape recordist)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Bob Wilson (camera)
Evelyn Wong (production assistant)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06100
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01664
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01663A
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape 7128-60
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 2023-60

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