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Superintendent Robert Spillane
[Profile of Robert Spillane]
Original Airdate: 6/28/1985

Length: 00:04:27
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt profiles Robert Spillane (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) as he prepares to leave Boston for a post in Virginia. Vaillancourt reports on Spillane's accomplishments in improving the Boston Public School System and cutting the school budget deficit. Her report includes footage from an interview with Spillane. Spillane compliments the teaching staff in the Boston Public Schools and talks about his opinion of Arthur Garrity (federal judge). Spillane says that Garrity's stewardship of the school system was a "disaster." Vaillancourt interviews Peter McCormick (President, Bank of New England) about Spillane's good relationship with the business community. Vaillancourt speculates about whether Spillane will one day pursue a career in politics. The report also features footage of Spillane receiving an award and of Spillane socializing with groups of people.

Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 3935   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102123 
VHS cassette 102275 
Betacam cassette 102276 
digital betacam cassette 102277 

Subject : Keywords
School buildings and classrooms
School management and organization
School superintendents

Subject : Personal Names
Garrity, W. Arthur, Jr.
McCormick, Peter
Spillane, Robert
Vaillancourt, Meg

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Department

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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