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Massachusetts State House
[Census and redistricting plan]
Original Airdate: 12/27/1990

Length: 00:03:46
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
David Boeri reports that the state of Massachusetts has lost a seat in the US House of Representatives because of a decline in the population according to the 1990 census. Boeri notes that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston ) and others are calling for a recount because they believe that the census undercounts urban residents. Boeri's report is accompanied by footage of census workers going from door to door. Boeri reports on speculation that Joe Early (US Congressman) may retire and on speculation that a redistricting plan would force congressmen Chester Atkins and Barney Frank to run against one another. Boeri's report is accompanied by a photo of Early and by footage of Atkins and Frank. Boeri reports that William Weld (governor of Massachusetts) has proposed a redistricting plan under which the city of Boston is represented by one congressman. Boeri's report includes footage from an interview with Peter Forman (state representative). Forman says that suburban areas are unfairly represented and that the city of Boston would represent a "minority seat." Boeri interviews Jim Brett (state represtentative). Brett discusses options for possible redistricting plans. Boeri's report is accompanied by footage of Weld. Boeri reports that the proposal to limit Boston to one Congressional seat will probably fail.

Contributor : Reporter
David Boeri
Format : Tape 7728   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 106971 
VHS cassette 106958 
Betacam cassette 107231 
digital betacam cassette 107232 

Subject : Keywords
Election law
State governments

Subject : Personal Names
Atkins, Chester
Boeri, David
Brett, James
Early, Joseph
Flynn, Raymond
Forman, Peter
Frank, Barney
Heckler, Margaret
Kennedy, Joseph
Weld, William

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Massachusetts State Legislature

Type : Genre
News - Television

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