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Series
Black Journal
Episode Number
1
Contributing Organization
Thirteen WNET (New York, New York)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/62-5m6251fv96
Description
The premiere episode of NET?s monthly magazine, Black Journal, the first of a series devoted to the interests and concerns of black America. Segments include a satire by Godfrey Cambridge, an address by Coretta Scott King, a report on the Poor People?s Campaign, and a study of the African American political reaction to the [Robert] Kennedy assassination. The first segment consists of taped highlights of an address given on June 12 at Harvard University by Coretta Scott King, the first woman ever to present the Class Day address at Harvard. ?It?s In to Be Black,? a skit written, staged, and performed by Cambridge with members of Chicago?s Second City troupe, examines the quest for representation in the mass media. The progress of the Poor People?s Campaign is analyzed by Earl Caldwell, daily columnist from Resurrection City for the New York Times. Other stories concern the attitudes of graduating black seniors at Harvard University and at Atlanta?s Morehouse and Spelman colleges toward war, the draft, Black Po
Black Journal began as a monthly series produced for, about, and - to a large extent - by black Americans, which used the magazine format to report on relevant issues to black Americans. Starting with the October 5, 1071 broadcast, the show switched to a half-hour weekly format that focused on one issue per week, with a brief segment on black news called "Grapevine." Beginning in 1973, the series changed back into a hour long show and experimented with various formats, including a call-in portion. From its initial broadcast on June 12, 1968 through November 7, 1972, Black Journal was produced under the National Educational Television name. Starting on November 14, 1972, the series was produced solely by WNET/13. Only the episodes produced under the NET name are included in the NET Collection. For the first part of Black Journal, episodes are numbered sequential spanning broadcast seasons. After the 1971-72 season, which ended with episode #68, the series started using season specific episode numbers, beginning with #301. The 1972-73 season spans #301 - 332, and then the 1973-74 season starts with #401. This new numbering pattern continues through the end of the series.
Broadcast
1968-06-12
Asset type
Episode
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creator
Perlmutter, Alvin H., Executive Producer
Publisher
Educational Broadcasting Corporation, Copyright Holder
Rights
Copyright 1968, National Educational Television and Radio Center
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:58:00
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Citation
Chicago: “Black Journal; 1,” 1968-06-12, Thirteen WNET, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed September 20, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_62-5m6251fv96.
MLA: “Black Journal; 1.” 1968-06-12. Thirteen WNET, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. September 20, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_62-5m6251fv96>.
APA: Black Journal; 1. Boston, MA: Thirteen WNET, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_62-5m6251fv96