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Mel King
[Interview with Mel King, tape 2]
Original Airdate: 11/3/1983

Length: 00:16:02
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Christopher Lydon interviews Mel King (Boston mayoral candidate) in his home. Lydon asks King about his experiences and strengths as a social worker. King says that he believes in empowering people and encouraging them to solve their own problems. King answers questions about similarities between his background and the background of Ray Flynn (Boston mayoral candidate). King says that Flynn has adopted a "me, too" aproach to politics. King emphasizes his own commitment to diversity and says that he has taken the lead on many issues. Lydon asks King whether Flynn has learned from him. Lydon also asks King about his silent nature. King says that there is thought and reflection behind his silences. Lydon and King speak informally about how Flynn would staff his administration if he were to win the election. Lydon asks King if he would consider a position in Flynn's administration. Tape 2 of 2

Contributor : Reporter
Christopher Lydon
Format : Tape 2729   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 22641 
VHS cassette 102214 
Betacam cassette 102254 
digital betacam cassette 102264 

Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
Electioneering (Political campaigns)

Subject : Personal Names
Flynn, Raymond
King, Mel
Lydon, Christopher

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

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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