[Kiku Adatto talks about Jesse Jackson]
Original Airdate: 10/16/1987
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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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
Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
African American religious leaders
African Americans - Civil rights
Elections - 1988 presidential campaign and elections
Subject : Personal Names
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Type : Genre
News - Television
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