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John Silber speaks to the media and Roxbury residents
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[John Silber holds a press conference in Roxbury]
Original Airdate: 9/12/1990

Length: 00:03:58
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports that John Silber (Democratic candidate for governor of Massachusetts) held a press conference on a Roxbury street today. Vaillancourt notes that Silber tried to explain his comments during the previous evening's gubernatorial debate, in which he referred to the residents of Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan as "a group of drug addicts." Vaillancourt's report includes footage of Silber making the comment at the debate and footage of Silber at the press conferende in Roxbury. At the press conference, Silber apologizes for hurting anyone's feelings. A group of African American community leaders stand behind him. He adds that there are many responsible citizens in the community. Vaillancourt notes that Silber blamed the media for not attending his speech on crime control on the steps of the Massachusetts State House. Vaillancourt reports that the press conference changed tone when Silber got into a hostile argument with Priscilla Flint Russell (Roxbury resident). Vaillancourt's report includes footage of Silber and Russell arguing about the prosecution of drug criminals. Vaillancourt reports that Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council), Gloria Fox (State Representative) and other Roxbury community leaders held a press conference today at which they condemned Silber for his comments. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of Bolling and Fox speaking at the press conference. Vaillancourt's report includes footage from interviews with Roxbury residents about Silber.

Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 7517   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 106980 
VHS cassette 106947 
Betacam cassette 109554 
digital betacam cassette 109554 

Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Race relations

Subject : Personal Names
Bolling, Bruce
Fox, Gloria
Owens, William
Russell, Priscilla Flint
Silber, John
Vaillancourt, Meg

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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