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Mel King talks about politics and his philosophy of life
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[Interview with Mel King, tape 1]
Original Airdate: 11/7/1983

Length: 00:18:48
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Christopher Lydon interviews Mel King (candidate for mayor of Boston) in King's home. King talks about the benefits of growing up in a diverse neighborhood and about his own childhood in Boston. Lydon asks King about his philosophy of government. King says that the government must serve those who are most in need; he adds that the government should take an active role in issues of poverty, education, the environment, and women's issues. King talks about the interconnectedness of different issues and problems. Lydon asks whether there is an ideology behind King's politics. King says that he tries to take a realistic approach to government. King believes that love and change are the two fundamentals of life. Lydon asks how King rates himself as an administrator. King says that he is a good administrator who tries to identify problems and work together with people to find solutions. The tape includes shots of the exterior of King's home. Tape 1 of 2.

Contributor : Reporter
Christopher Lydon
Format : Tape 2716   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 100952 
VHS cassette 102190 
Betacam cassette 102249 
digital betacam cassette 102258 

Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Municipal government

Subject : Personal Names
King, Mel
Lydon, Christopher

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

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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