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Blast from the Past with FCC Commissioner Benjamin Hooks

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Title:
Blast from the Past with FCC Commissioner Benjamin Hooks
Description:
In this clip, Summary"Blast from the Past" features an excerpt from a 1972 interview with FCC Commissioner Benjamin Hooks on the need to increase the numbers of African Americans in the television and radio professions. Overall the program is divided into two halves: the first consisting of five dance segments aired in previous programs, the second of news magazine-style segments. Dance performances are by the Dance Company of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (performing the piece "Doogla"), the Dance Theatre of Boston (performing "Black Light"), and Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson, performing a mime/modern dance piece). Additional segments include "Information" (on preparing for unemployment), "Community Access" (on the work of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency and its role as a financier of mixed income developments), "Blast from the Past" (with an excerpt from a 1972 interview with FCC Commissioner Benjamin Hooks on the need for increasing the numbers of African Americans in the television and radio professions), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero (consisting of film footage of an African American couple on a date). Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.
Producer:
Rivero, Marita
Creator:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Director:
White, Conrad
Contributor:
Smith, Lee
Contributor:
Simons, Fred
Contributor:
Chigas, Basil
Contributor:
Floyd, Michael
Engineer:
Balhatchet, Tom
Contributor:
St. Onge, David
Contributor:
MacKnight, John
Contributor:
Hutton, David
Contributor:
Crane, David
Contributor:
Sullivan, John L.
Contributor:
Bordett, Bruce
Contributor:
LeCain, Larry
Contributor:
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie
Contributor:
Boston Art Ensemble
Contributor:
Koppel, Tiit
Contributor:
Holden, Dick
Researcher:
Spooner, Dighton
Engineer:
Fairweather, Bill
Contributor:
Wareham, Skip
Contributor:
Plausse, John
Contributor:
Wilson, Bob
Contributor:
Cogell, Lloyd
Contributor:
Lane, Frank
Contributor:
Charette, Bill
Contributor:
Kane, Pat
Contributor:
MacDonald, Greg
Engineer:
Correia, Dennis
Engineer:
Handyside, Keith
Contributor:
Henry, Arthur
Contributor:
Buccheri, Ron
Contributor:
Jones, Vickie
Contributor:
Smith, Kathy
Engineer:
Spangler, Jennifer
Date:
September 19, 1975
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Civil rights
National Center of Afro-American Artists. Dance Company
African Americans in radio broadcasting
African Americans in television broadcasting
Masssachusetts Housing Finance Agency (Boston, Mass.)
Dance Theatre of Boston
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Segregation
Hooks, Benjamin L. (Benjamin Lawson), 1925-
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_E28FB33AB4434C2C9AEC8CCF0DD9C73E