Skip Navigation WGBH The Ten O'Clock News
WGBH: The Ten O'Clock News
Browse by Category:

Kiku Adatto
[Kiku Adatto talks about Jesse Jackson]
Original Airdate: 10/16/1987

Length: 00:06:54
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

Go to full description for this item.

Description : Abstract
Christopher Lydon interviews cultural historian Kiku Adatto (Harvard University) about Jesse Jackson as a presidential candidate. Lydon's interview with Adatto is accompanied by footage of Jackson throughout his political career. The footage illustrates Jackson's dynamic style of speaking. Adatto notes that Jackson is a religious figure in the political arena. She notes that Jackson's energy and moral fervor are more suited to a preacher than a politician. She says that Jackson's strength lies in his ability to articulate social criticism. Adatto says that many voters see Jackson as an outsider or a social critic instead of as a politician; she adds that some voters may not be able to envision him as president. Lydon's report also includes footage of Martin Luther King, Jr. (American civil rights leader) and Andrew Young (Mayor of Atlanta).

Contributor : Reporter
Christopher Lydon
Format : Tape 5363   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102874 
VHS cassette 104063 
Betacam cassette 104062 
digital betacam cassette 104061 

Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
African American religious leaders
African Americans - Civil rights
Elections - 1988 presidential campaign and elections

Subject : Personal Names
Adatto, Kiku
Jackson, Jesse
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Lydon, Christopher
Young, Andrew

Type : Genre
News - Television

Browse Clips by:
Subject | Personal Name | Corporate Name
Geographic Location | Video Clip

About the Collection:
History | Arrangement | Scope + Content | Access Tools

The Ten O'Clock News Home | WGBH

The Ten O'Clock News Project is a production of the WGBH Archives.
©2003 WGBH Educational Foundation.