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Yesudas the Outcast - Missions Series


Date:1946
Length: 16m

Description taken from Audio-Visual Research Guide (published nine editions, 1949-1972) of the National Council of Churches. An outcaste Indian boy runs away from his master and enters a mission school. Made in South India, film shows life at the spearate schools for boys and girls. Yesudas becomes a minister, marries a girl from the mission school, and returns to his home village to build a church. Authentic and well produced, film may promote interest in foreign missions or give background for study of Indian missions.
Topics: Asia; India; Mission education; Missions; Moving image
ID: MS-016

And Gwendolyn, Too - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1958
Length: 28:43 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Claire Roskam, (Screenwriter) ; Clarice Blackburn, (cast) ; Joe Sullivan, (cast) ; Milo Boulton, (cast) ; Patty Duke, (cast) ; Deborah Marlin, (cast) ; Dr. Ross Snyder Merle Emory, (Interviewer) ; Dr. Maude Jensen, (Interviewee)
Charles and Dorothy are planning to sell their business and move to the city with their daughers, Gwendolyn and Alice. Alice, age 6, is blind and needs a special school. Dorothy believes strongly that the move is God's will. Charles has second thoughts and recognizes Dorothy's over- anxiety for Alice, her neglect of Gwendolyn's feelings and of his opinions, and her insistence of one perfect answer, hers. Charles is confused by her "direct inspiration." Theme: How can we know God's will and what are the issues of the handicapped child in the home? The third program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Child development; Children, Blind; God -Will; Psychology of personality; Special education; Television programs
ID: TB-03-gwendolyn

The Switch Point - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1958
Length: 28:43 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Ernest Kinoy, (Screenwriter) ; Harry Bannister, (cast) ; Ford Rainey, (cast) ; Robert Pastene, (cast) ; Anthony Malloy, (cast) ; Hon. John Brademas, (Moderator)
One evening, John Holden, chairman of the Citizens Committee for Better Schools, asks Martin Swayne to be a candidate for the School Board. Martin protests that he has been out of school affairs too long to be a good candidate, but Holden asks him to think it over. The following day, Ralph Peters, chairman of the Economy Bloc, tries to persuade Martin not to run and hints that Martin in his plumbing and heating business will be a sitting duck for mud-slingers. During a luncheon with Swayne, Holden draws attention to Tommy, their waiter, as a special student who is learning to be a short order cook in one of the so-called "frill" courses. In the closing scene Swayne has decided to run but learns from Holden that Frank Hornmeyer, a former school superintendent, will run instead. Holden asks Swayen to accept the less glamorous task of chairing the Ways and Means Committee. Theme: Our responsibility to our community. The eighth program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Civic responsibility; Education; Elections; Politics; School elections; Television programs
ID: TB-08-switch

Congo Journey - Missions Series


Date:1958
Length: 28m
Lloyd Young, (producer) ; Douglas Cox, (Director) ; H. Kenn Carmichael, (Screenwriter) ; Verne Smith (Narrator), (cast) ; Jules Padilla (Editorial), (cast)
Description taken from Audio-Visual Research Guide (published nine editions, 1949-1972) of the National Council of Churches. A personal guide takes viewers on a tour of Methodist mission activity in the Belgian Congo. Beginning in rural areas with glimpses of daily life, customs, and religious rites, the film moves on to cities and their contemporary scenes of people and places. When focusing on Christianity's impact upon the country, the film documents the increasing role played by indigenous clergy and lay leadership, and especially its role in helping rural Congolese adjust to city life as they move in search of the benefits of industrialization. Challenging without being particularly moving, the material could be useful with others than Methodists. As is almost expected in a half-hour film, only some of the pertinent problems and accomplishments are covered but those that are receive generally adequate attention. Some may feel the approach is too general; others will welcome the absence of statistics and an attempt at probing beneath them. As implied above, the various Methodist identifications are not excessive or distracting; in truth, the note of urgency sounded on behalf of this entire continent is most valid for all Christians. The film is recommended for instruction and promotion with juniors through adults.
Topics: Africa; Congo; Education, secondary; Missions; Moving image
ID: MS-003

What Kind of Education After High School? - Night Call
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Date:1965-09-22
Length: 53:54 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Dr. Edmund J. Glaiser, Jr., (Guest)
The guest was Dr. Edmund J. Glaser, Jr. of Bethesda MD. He was executive director of the Amercian Association of Junior Colleges. This explores the role of the junior college in America.
Topics: Higher education; Radio program
ID: DA-1063

How Much Authority Should Schools Have Over our Teenagers? - Night Call
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Date:1965-10-08
Length: 53:33 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Mrs. James F. Bell, (Guest)
The guest was Mrs. James F. Bell of Cleveland Heights OH. She was a housewife and mother who challenged the school board after her son was suspended by the school board because he grew a goatee.
Topics: Education, secondary; Juvenile development; Radio program
ID: DA-1073

Improving Schools in Neighborhoods for All Children - Night Call
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Date:1965-12-16
Length: 48:22
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Louise D. Hicks, (Guest)
The guest is Louise Day Hicks, chair of the Boston School Board. The program is missing the first 10 minutes. It appears someone failed to start recording the original tape until 10 minutes into the program.
Topics: Education, secondary; Radio program
ID: DA-1510

How I Look at the World - Night Call
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Date:1965-12-28
Length: 58:40
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Barry Bresanz, (Guest)
The guest, Barry Bresanz, was a 17-year-old 12th grader in Detroit, Michigan. He had won a writing award, travelled in 30 countries, and was expelled from high school for wearing a black arm band mourning the dead in Vietnam.
Topics: Education, secondary; Freedom of speech; Radio program; Vietnam
ID: DA-1516

Is Integration Out of Date? - Night Call
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Date:1968-06-28
Length: 59:28 minutes
Del Shields, (Host) ; Kenneth Clarke, (Guest)
Guest is Kenneth Clarke, a professor at the City College of New York. Discussion revolves around public school education in the light of segregation and integration. Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It was produced by The United Methodist Church.
Topics: Civil rights; Education; Race relations; Radio program
ID: NC0007

Black Panthers and Black Power - Night Call
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Date:1968-07-03
Length: 59:21 minutes
Del Shields, (Host) ; Eldridge Cleaver, (Guest)
Guest is Eldridge Cleaver, of the Black Panthers. Discussion revolves around the status of civil rights in the United States. Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It was produced by The United Methodist Church.
Topics: Civil rights; Education; Race relations; Radio program
ID: NC0008