Series
At Issue
Episode Number
59
Episode
Inside the Ghetto
Producing Organization
National Educational Television and Radio Center
Contributing Organization
Thirteen WNET (New York, New York)
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/75-95w6ms77
NOLA Code
AISS
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Description
AT ISSUE takes its cameras into the streets of New York's Harlem and against the background of the ghetto, presents an hour long interview with Claude Brown -- a rare Negro who rose above Harlem's savage code of life to "make it" despite tremendous environmental handicaps. Claude Brown is the author of the new book, "Manchild and the Promised Land," which has been acclaimed by critics as "magnificent." An autobiography, "Manchild and the Promised Land" tells of Mr. Brown's experiences as a gang fighter, thief, pot smoker, cocaine peddler, and juvenile delinquent who was in and out of reformatory schools by the age of 14. Mr. Brown relates how he broke out of the ghetto to attend school, graduate from Howard University, and now enroll as a law student at the age of 28 at the University of Chicago. Norman Podhoretz, editor of Commentary, talks with Mr. Brown about the "Harlems" throughout the United States - many of them scenes of violent riots within the last several weeks, the problems Negro youths face in the slums and how they can rise above economic and social obstacles. A Negro who stands apart from involvement in the civil rights movement, Mr. Brown also reveals his views about the Negro leadership.
At Issue takes its cameras into the streets of New York's Harlem and against the background of the ghetto, presents an hour long interview with Claude Brown - a rare Negro who rose above Harlem's savage code of life to "make it" despite tremendous environmental handicaps. Claude Brown is the author of the new book, "Manchild and the Promised Land," which has been acclaimed by critics as "magnificent." An autobiography, "Manchild and the Promised Land" tells of Mr. Brown's experiences as a gang fighter, thief, pot smoker, cocaine peddler, and juvenile delinquent who was in and out of reformatory schools by the age of 14. Mr. Brown relates how he broke out of the ghetto to attend school, graduate from Howard University, and now enroll as a law student at the age of 28 at the University of Chicago. Norman Podhoretz, editor of Commentary, talks with Mr. Brown about the "Harlem's" throughout the United States - many of them scenes of violent riots within the last several weeks, the problems Negro youths face in the slums and how they can rise above economic and social obstacles. A Negro who stands apart from involvement in the civil rights movement, Mr. Brown also reveals his views about the Negro leadership. Running Time: 59:12 (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
1965-09-00
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Talk Show
News
Topics
News
Social Issues
Local Communities
Race and Ethnicity
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:59:12
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Credits
Associate Producer: Cunniff, Lois
Director: Rigsby, Gordon
Executive Producer: Perlmutter, Alvin H.
Guest: Brown, Claude
Host: Podhoretz, Norman
Producer: Stern, Andrew A.
Producing Organization: National Educational Television and Radio Center
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Thirteen - New York Public Media (WNET)
Identifier: wnet_aacip_31312 (unknown)
Format: Digital Betacam
Generation: Master
Duration: 00:59:12
Library of Congress
Identifier: 1832760-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 1832760-2 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: U-matic
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 1832760-3 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Master
Library of Congress
Identifier: 1832760-4 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Copy: Access
Library of Congress
Identifier: 1832760-5 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Copy: Access
Library of Congress
Identifier: 1832760-6 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 2 inch videotape: Quad
Generation: Master
Color: B&W

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Citations
Chicago: “At Issue; 59; Inside the Ghetto,” 1965-09-00, Thirteen WNET, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed May 26, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_75-95w6ms77.
MLA: “At Issue; 59; Inside the Ghetto.” 1965-09-00. Thirteen WNET, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. May 26, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_75-95w6ms77>.
APA: At Issue; 59; Inside the Ghetto. Boston, MA: Thirteen WNET, 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_75-95w6ms77