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The Meeting Place - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1959
Length: 28 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Mayo Simon, (Screenwriter) ; Larry Gates, (cast) ; Frederick O'Neal, (cast) ; Dr. Douglas Jackson, (Moderator)
Two doctors find themselves bucking a town which has suddenly become race conscious. Dr. Gartner, who is white, and Dr. Delacy, a Negro, have come to a scheduled meeting of an interracial medical committee. When none of the other members shows up, Gartner and Delacy try to phone them, but all have previous appointments. The meeting is important because improper city sewage is causing an epidemic of encephalitis among young children and only concerted action will bring the city relief. Both men know why the other eight are not present. As they fearfully wait, they recall the years of working together, and for the first time they honesly face how they feel toward each other. When they turn to leave, they hear footsteps down the hall. Although escape is possible for one, they both decide it is important to face the problem together. But the major issue is still present, how can men of goodwill work together to overcome the tension caused by racial misunderstanding? Theme: Building racial understanding. The seventeenth program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Race relations; Television programs
ID: TB-17-place

The Middle of the River - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1959
Length: 28 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Will Lorin, (Screenwriter) ; Sheppard Strudwick, (cast) ; Frank Schofield, (cast) ; Lawrence Weber, (cast) ; Rosemary Jones, (cast) ; Dr. Douglas Jackson, (Moderator)
Jonathan Carson, lawyer, is engaged to mediate a dispute between partners in a manufacturing firm. The partners have differing ideas as to how the firm can keep ahead of the competition. Carson suggests compromise but refuses to make a judgment as to what the compromise should be. The partners fire Carson. However they realize compromise or ruin confront them. They don't seem to be able to find the right compromise Theme: The constructive use of compromise. The twenty-second program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Arbitration; Compromise; Industrial relations; Television programs
ID: TB-22-middle