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Pam Bullard reports on an anti-busing demonstration at City Hall Plaza
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September in Boston
Original Airdate: 9/9/1974

Length: 00:59:10
Item Type: newstape - aircheck

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Description : Abstract
An Evening Compass special broadcast three days before the opening of Boston schools for Phase I desegregation. In-studio operators take phone calls from parents with questions about bus routes and school opening times. Kevin White addresses city residents on busing and school safety. Pam Bullard reports on school desegregation and the implementation of the busing plan. Pam Bullard reports on an anti-busing demonstration at City Hall Plaza. Her report includes footage of white marchers with protest signs. The footage shows an angry crowd jeering at Edward Kennedy (US Senator) and breaking a window at the JFK Federal Building. Bullard and Baumeister interview Paul Russell (Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department) about preparations by police for the opening of schools. Judy Stoia reports on the open house at English High School. The report features footage of Robert Peterkin (Headmaster, English High School) at the open house and interviews with John Kenney (Jamaica Plain parent) and his daugher Paula, a white student who has been assigned to English High School. Bullard and Baumeister interview William Reid (Headmaster, South Boston High School) about student assignments in South Boston and Roxbury, and about preparations for opening day at South Boston High School. Baumeister interviews Tom Duffy, Dalton Baugh and Joe Glynn of the Youth Activity Commission about efforts to reach out to students who will be affected by school desegregation. Baumeister reports on efforts by local TV stations to cover the busing story in an unobtrusive and responsible manner.

Creator : Executive Producer
Robert E. Ferrante

Creator : Producer
Charles C. Stuart

Contributor : Director
James Field

Contributor : Host
Ed Baumeister
Pam Bullard
Judy Stoia

Contributor : Guests
Dalton Baugh
Tom Duffy
Joe Glynn
William Reid
Paul Russell

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Format : Tape 1466   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 24625 
Betacam cassette 100718 
3/4" cassette 21029 
VHS cassette 107467 
digital betacam cassette 91684 

Subject : Keywords
Busing for school integration - Boycotts
Busing for school integration - General
Busing for school integration - Police
Busing for school integration - Police patrol
Busing for school integration - Protest
Busing for school integration - School management and organization
Busing for school integration - School safety
Busing for school integration - Students
English High School
Police patrol
Race relations
Roxbury High School
South Boston High School
Urban youth

Subject : Personal Names
Baugh, Dalton
Baumeister, Ed
Berman, Cindy
Bernstein, Mel
Brooke, Edward
Bullard, Pam
Campbell, Shirley
Damon, Ann
Duffy, Tom
Garrity, W. Arthur, Jr.
Glynn, Joe
Hicks, Louise Day
Kennedy, Edward
Kenney, John
Kenney, Paula
Kerrigan, John
O'Neil, Albert "Dapper"
Peterkin, Robert
Reid, Dr. William
Russell, Paul
Stoia, Judy
Thistle, Jim
Wheatley, Bill
White, Kevin

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Police Department
Youth Activity Commission

Subject : Geographic Locations
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television special

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