Series
At Issue
Episode Number
40
Episode
Mississippi: A Conversation with James W. Silver
Contributing Organization
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/512-zk55d8pm9n
NOLA Code
AISS
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Description
Professor James W. Silver of the University of Mississippi one of the Souths most severe critics of segregation, will give his views on the racial crisis in Mississippi and the prospects for integration there. Professor Silver came into the national spotlight two years ago when he defended the admission of James Meredith at the University of Mississippi. He was verbally denounced by members of the state legislature and threatened with suspension. At Issue camera teams traveled to Oxford, Mississippi to record a dialogue between Professor Silver and Ronnie Dugger, editor and general manager of the Texas Observer, a bi-weekly newspaper in Austin, Texas. In his recent highly praised book Mississippi: The Closed Society, the controversial professor writes that the state has turned in upon itself and has built an invisible wall to protect itself from the ultimate changes underway outside of its border. A southerner by adoption, Professor Silver has taught history at the University of Mississippi since 1936. At Issue is broadcast across the country on the National Educational Television network of 82 affiliated non-commercial stations. Running Time: 28:55 (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
At Issue consists of 69 half-hour and hour-long episodes produced in 1963-1966 by NET, which were originally shot on videotape in black and white and color.
Broadcast
1964-07-06
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Talk Show
News
Topics
News
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Media type
Moving Image
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Credits
Executive Producer: Perlmutter, Alvin H.
Guest: Silver, James W.
Host: Dugger, Ronnie
Producer: Stern, Andrew A.
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047492-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 2 inch videotape: Quad
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047492-2 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047492-3 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: U-matic
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047492-4 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Master
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047492-5 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Copy: Access

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Citations
Chicago: “At Issue; 40; Mississippi: A Conversation with James W. Silver,” 1964-07-06, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed May 24, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_512-zk55d8pm9n.
MLA: “At Issue; 40; Mississippi: A Conversation with James W. Silver.” 1964-07-06. Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. May 24, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_512-zk55d8pm9n>.
APA: At Issue; 40; Mississippi: A Conversation with James W. Silver. Boston, MA: Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_512-zk55d8pm9n