[Interview with Joyce King, tape 3]
Original Airdate: 11/6/1983
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
Continuation of Christopher Lydon's interview with Joyce King (wife of Mel King) in the kitchen of her home. Lydon and Joyce King talk about Mel King (candidate for mayor of Boston). Joyce King talks about the politics surrounding the Rainbow Coalition. She believes that the Rainbow Coalition practices politics to the benefit of all. Lydon asks Joyce King about her relationship with Mel King. Joyce King says that she and Mel King rely on each other for support. Joyce King describes the weekly Sunday morning open houses at the King home. Joyce King says that the Sunday morning open houses are for Mel King's benefit; she adds that the open houses allow Mel King to spend time talking with his constituents. Lydon asks about Mel King's silences. Joyce King says that Mel King is a quiet person who thinks before he speaks. Lydon asks whether Mel King was a "radical" ten years prior. Joyce King says that Mel King is a visionary but not a radical. Lydon asks about similarities between Mel King and Ray Flynn (candidate for mayor of Boston). Joyce King says that Mel King's experiences set him apart from Flynn. Joyce King notes that Mel King has always fought for an open, integrated society. Lydon suggests that supporters of both King and Flynn talk about their candidates in a similar manner. Joyce King says that Mel King "embraces the world." Tape 3 of 3.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
African American women
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Geographic Locations
South End (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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