[MacArthur Fellowship winners]
Original Airdate: 6/16/1987
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Callie Crossley reports on three local recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowships. Crossley notes that David Mumford (mathematician), Muriel Snowden (community organizer) and Eric Lander (MIT) are three of the thirty-two national winners of the Fellowships. Crossley interviews Mumford about his work in mathematics. Crossley reports that Snowden founded the Freedom House in Roxbury with her husband Otto in 1949. She adds that Snowden has worked to eradicate racial bias and to create opportunities for minority youth. Crossley interviews Snowden about her community work and her future plans. Crossley's interview includes photos of Snowden and footage of Snowden with colleagues. Crossley reports that Lander is a mathematician who is working to map the genetic patterns of certain hereditary diseases. Crosssley interviews Lander about his work. Crossley's report includes footage of Lander and MIT graduate students in his laboratory. Crossley notes that the MacArthur Fellowships have also been called genius awards.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Civil rights
African Americans - Role models
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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