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Congressman Barney Frank
[Barney Frank endorses Mel King, tape 1]
Original Airdate: 10/21/1983

Length: 00:18:14
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Jack Backman (State Senator) opens a press conference in support of Mel King (Boston mayoral candidate) in front of the State House. Other participants include Byron Rushing (State Representative from the South End), Mary Jane Gibson (State Representative from Belmont), Susan Schur (State Representative from Newton), Mary Goode (former State Representative from Roxbury), and Barney Frank (US Congressman). Frank voices his support for King's candidacy and discusses the reasons for his endorsement, specifically, Frank talks about King's views on economic development and about his leadership abilities. Franks says that King is a creative leader who will bring "enlightened policy" to the city. Various reporters point out that Frank endorsed Dennis Kearney (candidate for mayor of Boston) in the primary elections. King arrives, shakes hands with Frank, and asserts that his administration will focus on employment, education, and the youth of the city.

Contributor : Reporter
Christy George
Format : Tape 2720   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 100950 
VHS cassette 102192 
Betacam cassette 102240 
digital betacam cassette 102241 

Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Urban policy

Subject : Personal Names
Backman, Jack
Flynn, Raymond
Frank, Barney
Gibson, Mary Jane
Goode, Mary
Kearney, Dennis
King, Mel
Rushing, Byron
Schur, Susan

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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