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A.B. Spellman comments on the pardon granted to President Richard Nixon

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Title:
A.B. Spellman comments on the pardon granted to President Richard Nixon
Description:
This clip features "The Word" with commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman focuses on the pardon and immunity granted to President Richard M. Nixon, based on a plea of depression. Spellman compares this to the treatment given to African Americans facing time in jail. Overall in this program, Say Brother presents the musical group Tavares, who perform in-studio before an audience. The Tavares brothers (Arthur Tavares, Ralph Vierra Tavares, Perry Lee Tavares, Antone Tavares, and Feliciano Tavares, aka Chubby, Tiny, Ralph, Pooch, and Butch) sing "Am I Too Late," "Strangers in Dark Corners," "If That's the Way You Want It," and "Check It Out" with supporting musicians. Additional program segments include a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), "Access" (on the services of the Roxbury Defenders Committee, Inc.), "Information" (on rent control and rent increases), "Blast From the Past" (with an excerpt from a 1968 Say Brother interview with musician Smokey Robinson), "The Word" (with commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman on the recent pardon granted by President Gerald Ford to President Richard Nixon on September 4, 1974), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.
Producer:
Rivero, Marita
Director:
White, Conrad
Creator:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Contributor:
Farrier, Stephen
Contributor:
Cooper, James
Contributor:
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie
Researcher:
Spooner, Dighton
Contributor:
Cogell, Lloyd
Contributor:
Davis, Tony
Contributor:
Cross, June
Contributor:
Boston Art Ensemble
Contributor:
Williams, Ira
Date:
October 17, 1974
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Roxbury Defenders Committee, Inc
Tavares (Musical group)
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Musical group)
Privileges and immunities
Spellman, A. B., 1935-
Robinson, Smokey, 1940-
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994--Impeachment
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994--Pardon
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_F63F05D3841E44B68754CADAA3D6BC71