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In the Matter of Levi Hart
Program 1120
Original Airdate: 4/23/1981

Subject Keywords
Afro-American politicans
Afro-American teenagers
Discrimination in law enforcement
Police brutality
Trials (police misconduct)

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Banks, Judge Richard L.
Bourque, Richard
Bunte, Doris
Daughtry, Rev. Herbert
Graham, Saundra
Hart, Levi

Corporate Names
Boston Police Department - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program investigates the events the night Levi Hart, a 14-year-old African American youth from Roxbury, Mass., was killed in a police chase. (Hart, and two other Roxbury youths had stolen and car. When the officers caught up to them, Hart was shot, arguably by Richard Bourque in an act of police brutality.) Say Brother, in a documentary-style program, interviews Andrea Swores (a teacher of Hart's), Jean Hart (Levi Hart's mother), Judge Richard L. Banks (who presided over the inquest), Dr. Luke G. Tedeschi (who performed the second autopsy on Hart's body), Henry F. Owens, III (the Hart family lawyer), and attorney Frank J. McGee (who represented police officer Richard Bourque in the lawsuit that followed). Program features the additional commentary of state representative Doris Bunte and Saundra Graham, the comments of the Chairman of the National Black United Front Rev. Herbert Daughtry, and dramatic reenactments of the morning Hart was killed and of three testimonials from the legal transcript of the initial inquest investigating the shooting (those of eyewitness Harcourt Lewis, Roxbury youth Darrius Williams, and Boston police officer Richard Bourque).

Producer
Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Beth Deare

Director
George Rivera

Editor
Bob Nesson

Writer
Barbara Barrow-Murray

Performers
Jay Blitzman (actor)
Stephen Burrell (actor)
Donato Colucci (actor)
Barry Doe (actor)
Paul Dunn (actor)
Chuck Harris (actor)
Errol Johnson (actor)
Al Kaplan (actor)
Harlin Kearsley (actor)
Valerie Kilpatrick (actor)
Richard McElvain (actor)
Leroi J. Shelton (actor)
David Sotolongo (actor)
Donna Stephenski (actor)

Others
Judy Banks (production assistant)
Patrick Barclay (intern)
Barbara Barrow-Murray (director - program segment)
Mark Bennett (intern)
Marc Beres (gaffer)
Susan Brennan (audio)
Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Lynn Conroy (camera)
Jim Deering (videotape recordist)
Lynn Duval (intern)
Michael Easterling (production manager)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Deborah Gibbs (assistant unit manager)
Eliat Goldman (video)
Rebecca Hill (make-up)
Rebecca Hill (wardrobe)
Dave Hutton (videotape recordist)
John Jenkins (audio)
Tiit Koppel (switcher)
Frank Lane (camera)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Greg MacDonald (camera)
Roger Macie (video)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (videotape recordist)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Salem Mekuria (production secretary)
Chas Norton (lighting director)
John Plausse (switcher)
John Plausse (stage manager)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
Darlene Strother (intern)
John L. Sullivan (stage manager)
John L. Sullivan (camera)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Evelyn Williams-Moore (casting)
Bob Wilson (camera)
Evelyn Wong (production assistant)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06082
Original footage 3/4" cassette -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -2 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -3 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -4 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -5 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -6 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -7 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -8 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -9 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -10 (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01526
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01526A
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)
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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