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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

A Handful of Ashes - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1959
Length: 28 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Loring Mandel, (Screenwriter) ; Martin Balsam, (cast) ; Romney Brent, (cast) ; Martin Brook, (cast) ; Merle Emory, (Interviewer) ; Dr. Ross Snyder, (Interviewer) ; Rev. Ernest Dixon, (Interviewee)
Dr. Shield and Dr. Blissing are being presented medals for a wonder drug which they developed in their univesity's laboratory. This should be a high point in the life of Dr. Shield, climaxing ten years of research, but it isn't, for he knows he pressured his colleagues to the detriment of good research technique in order to keep up with the schedule Blissing set. Everything went well with the research of Dr. Shield and his chief assistant, Davidson, until the university was recognized for its potential discovery and Dr. Blissing was sent to take over administration. Blissing points out that the drug will be found by some other group unless the work is speeded up greatly. Davidson refuses to speed up the tests. Shield is pressured by Blissing to fire Davidson. Shield insists to Davidson he can do nothing, Blissing is the boss. Davidson reminds Shield that quitting is a live option, but Shield feels this is a greater price than he can pay. And now as he is about to be honored, he wonders, at what price did that honor come? Theme: The meaning of self-respect. The fourteenth program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Industrial relations; Job security; Race relations; Television programs
ID: TB-14-ashes

What Does the Negro Want Now? - Night Call
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Date:1965-09-24
Length: 53:48 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Dorothy Height, (Guest)
The guest, Dorothy Height, (a Methodist) was the President of the National Council of Negro Women and Director of the Office of Racial Integration for the National Young Women's Christian Association, and member of the President's Commission on Women in America. She was at her home in New York City.
Topics: Civil rights; Race relations; Radio program
ID: DA-1065

Is the Negro American Losing Ground? - Night Call
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Date:1965-10-14
Length: 53:21 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Dr. Leonard Broom, (Guest)
The guest is sociologist Dr. Leonard Broom of Austin TX. He was chair of the Sociology Department at the University of Texas, and a member of President Johnson's Domestic Affairs Group. He also co-authored the book, "Transformation of the Negro American".
Topics: Race relations; Radio program
ID: DA-1168

Were the Los Angeles Riots a Negro Revolt? - Night Call
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Date:1965-11-08
Length: 57:21
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Willy Hamilton, (Guest)
The guest, Willie Hamilton, was a black anti-poverty worker in the Watts section of Los Angeles.
Topics: Race relations; Radio program
ID: DA-1165

Can We Ever Accept Negros as Human Beings? - Night Call
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Date:1965-11-09
Length: 58:39
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Cornish Rogers, (Guest)
The guest, Rev. Cornish Rogers, was pastor of the Calvary Methodist Church, Los Angeles. Rogers, an African-American pastor, served a church with both black and white parishioners.
Topics: Race relations; Radio program
ID: DA-1166

What Can Adults Do to Help Teenagers in the Slums? - Night Call
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Date:1965-11-10
Length: 59:06
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Mai Perkins, (Guest)
The guest, Mrs. Mai Perkins, is from St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Compton CA. Perkins was volunteer director of a teen program at St Mark's Church. This was part of a week-long series talking about issues related to the Watts riots.
Topics: Race relations; Radio program; Urbanization
ID: DA-1357

Can the Watts Teenagers Really Improve Themselves? - Night Call
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Date:1965-11-11
Length: 58:42
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Sue Welsh, (Guest)
The guest, Miss Sue Welsh was from Watts Towers Arts Center in Los Angeles. She was a White former schoolteacher working with Black teenagers in Watts.
Topics: Race relations; Radio program
ID: DA-1388

Will Negroes Riot Again? - Night Call
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Date:1965-11-12
Length: 58:51
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; L. L. White, (Guest)
The guest is The Rev. L. L. White of the Methodist Church of the Bells, Los Angeles CA. He was pastor of one of the largest Black churches in Los Angeles. He was also president of the Los Angeles Council of Churches, representing more than 300 churches, 95% of them predominently White.
Topics: Race relations; Radio program
ID: DA-1389

Why Do We Need a Negro Sunday Supplement? - Night Call
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Date:1965-11-18
Length: 58:20
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; W. Leonard Evans, Jr., (Guest)
The guest, W. Leonard Evans, Jr., was the editor / publisher of "Tuesday", a national Sunday newspaper supplement. The supplement was primarily about African-Americans, but was hoped to be read by the general public.
Topics: Civil rights; Race relations; Radio program
ID: DA-1085