Program
Drinking 101: An Introduction to Alcohol at the University of Illinois
Producing Organization
WILL (Radio/television station : Urbana, Ill.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
WILL Illinois Public Media (Urbana, Illinois)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-16-19s1rw84
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Description
Program Description
"Drinking on college campuses is hardly a new phenomenon. But as the rate of alcohol-related deaths, accidents, vandalism and other crimes continues to rise, more attention is being focused on the issue of alcohol use and abuse among college students. "This Peabody entry focuses on the University of Illinois and one University student, a recovering alcoholic, to examine the myths and facts surrounding drinking on campus and the rhetoric from city and University officials surrounding the problem. It is a story of personal responsibility. "The documentary is unique in that it was produced by eight journalism students at the University who had only 16 weeks to pull the 30-minute program together, from initial subject to researching to reporting, scriptwriting and editing. As students themselves, they had a personal understanding of the alcohol issue and could get below the surface of the issue more easily than someone from the outside could have. The journalism students were, in effect, telling their own stories and those of their peers. As the instructor Jerry Landay said in a press release for the program, 'But the unique thing when people see this is that [it is] not curmudgeon adult journalists just doing another job on something. It's students addressing a student issue about which they feel deeply.' "Because of this unique student involvement in the entire production of this show, we feel the entry deserves consideration from the Peabody Awards Committee."--1990 Peabody Awards entry form. This documentary covers several aspects of issues regarding alcohol, after a student, Joseph Irey, suffered an alcohol-related death at the University of Illinois. The documentary then focuses on the opinions of several other people: Tery Gonsalves, a student recovering from alcohol addiction, Norman Denzin, a sociologist studying alcohol and society, and many more. We get insight into what may be the cause of the current societal conditions regarding alcohol, the stances of the local government, bar owners, students, and fraternities, and how the current conditions may affect the future.
Broadcast Date
1990-09-04
Created Date
1990
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:31:16.208
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Credits
Producing Organization: WILL (Radio/television station : Urbana, Ill.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-a7b470e6d65 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Illinois Public Media (WILL)
Identifier: cpb-aacip-57fee22ef75 (Filename)
Format: 1 inch videotape
Generation: Master
Duration: 00:30:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Drinking 101: An Introduction to Alcohol at the University of Illinois,” 1990-09-04, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, WILL Illinois Public Media, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-16-19s1rw84.
MLA: “Drinking 101: An Introduction to Alcohol at the University of Illinois.” 1990-09-04. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, WILL Illinois Public Media, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-16-19s1rw84>.
APA: Drinking 101: An Introduction to Alcohol at the University of Illinois. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, WILL Illinois Public Media, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-16-19s1rw84