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Forget Richards! - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1958
Length: 28:55 inutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Art Wallace, (Screenwriter) ; Biff McGuire, (cast) ; Frank Schofield, (cast) ; John Gibson, (cast) ; Raymond Bramley, (cast) ; Dr. Robert Moon, (Moderator)
John Parker, responding to a call by the office manager, Mr. Carlisle, meets Frank Richards nonchalantly arriving for work a half-hour late. When his boss berates Parker for not having the inventory complete, Parker asks how he can be expected to have it ready when his assistant comes to work late. During this conversation, the owner, Mr. Whitmore, interrupts, demanding to know who is responsible for the loss of the Hunt Cosmetic account. The cause was traced to Richards. Whitmore demands the Richards be fired immediately. Later Carlisle and Parker find that Carlisle, not Richards, has misplaced the order. Carlisle realizes that he can be fired for the error. He fails to see why Parker should object to Richards taking the blame since he has repeatedly said that Richards is incompetent. Theme: Applying Christain principles to business. The sixth program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Business ethics; Ethics; Industrial relations; Television programs; Work environment
ID: TB-06-richards

Is this Country Sick? - Morality in the United States - Night Call
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Date:1968-06-17
Length: 57:33 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; Robert Fitch, (Guest)
Dr. Robert E. Fitch was Professor of Ethics at Pacific School of Religion in California. Del Shields asks whether our nation is "sick." He says the hippies are not really adults, and do not take part in adult society. Fitch also complains about the problems caused by permissive parents. As a professor, he's very concerned about bad conduct by the "hippie and hooligan group" on the campuses. Some discussion is on the causes of rioting in the U.S., including oppression, education, and drug use.
Topics: Alternate lifestyle; Drugs; Ethics; Radio programs
ID: NC0027

What the "Little Guy" Can Do (Toward a More Meaningful Society) - Night Call
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Date:1968-08-20
Length: 54:39 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; Robert Theobald, (Guest)
This program focuses on the economic components of social change. The guest believes the present system oppresses the poor, and change must come to provide a fair society. The guest, Robert Theobald (1929-1999), was a private consulting economist and futurist author. In economics, he was best known for his writings on the economics of abundance and his advocacy of a Basic Income Guarantee. He was born in India, received his higher education in economics in England at Cambridge, lived for three years in Paris, and continued his studies at Harvard University in the late 1950s. Callers were concerned with poor pay, unfair conditions, and poor treatment. Harrington wants to look at the larger picture: how to bring about social change. Some time was spend talking about his proposal for a Guaranteed Annual Income. Some technical problems at the beginning of the program have been edited out.
Topics: Economics; Ethics; Radio programs; Social unrest
ID: NC0062

Sex and Society - Night Call
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Date:1968-10-03
Length: 59:10 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; Mary Calderone, (Guest)
Dr. Mary Calderone (1904-1998) was a physician and a public health advocate for sexual education. Calderone was president and co-founder of the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States from 1954 to 1982. She had also served as the medical director for Planned Parenthood. Calderone's insistence that sex education should begin as early as kindergarten did not impress religious conservative groups. A bestselling 1968 pamphlet: "Is the School House the Proper Place to Teach Raw Sex?" targeted her organization, SIECUS, calling Calderone the "SIECUS Sexpot" and claiming that she wanted to undermine Christian morality and corrupt children. This program reflects her efforts to promote sex education and public concerns over sexual promiscuity. Callers also brought up myths about racial differences in sex, and worries about increasing sexuality in films.
Topics: Radio programs; Sex; Sex and society; sex and ethics
ID: NC0093