Program
A Neighborhood Redeemed
Producing Organization
WTVS-TV (Television station : Detroit, Mich.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
Detroit Public Television (Wixom, Michigan)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-240-3976hvfw
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Description
Program Description
"Amid the hopelessness and crime that plague many urban neighborhoods is a 38-block area in Detroit known as Ravendale where families are working together to fight poverty and drugs. Made up of 1,100 homes, Ravendale has an unemployment rate of 33%, with most households receiving government assistance. The residents of this neighborhood, and the positive changes they have made in their community, are the focus of 'A Neighborhood Redeemed.' '"Narrated by Ossie Davis, 'A Neighborhood Redeemed' focuses on the revitalization efforts of the Ravendale residents who have formed block club to rid their street of crack houses and help repair decaying buildings and homes. The program profiles several residents who [not] only spearheaded the revalorization efforts, but, by overcoming personal obstacles, have become prime examples of its success. 'A Neighborhood Redeemed' can serve as an uncommon illustration of how a community can meet the challenge of reaffirming their homes and neighborhoods. "When the documentary first aired locally in Detroit on April 3, 1990, President Bush, on that same day, met with a group of residents (those who were profiled in the documentary and others) to present the 'Point of Light' award. The documentary has stirred interest in Detroit since that time. So many neighborhoods have approached the organizers in Ravendale about trying to duplicate the project in their area. Ravendale is doing very well. The attention focused on the community infused residents with a greater pride and motivated people to work even harder to make their neighborhood into a model for this city and eventually the nation. "'A Neighbor hood Redeemed' aired nationally on PBS December 27, 1990."--1990 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1990-04-03
Created Date
1990-04-03
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:59:45.148
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Credits
Producing Organization: WTVS-TV (Television station : Detroit, Mich.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-ee0cc7ec625 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Detroit Public Television (aka DPTV and WTVS)
Identifier: cpb-aacip-4b248f493b3 (Filename)
Format: 1 inch videotape
Generation: Master
Duration: 01:00:00
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Citations
Chicago: “A Neighborhood Redeemed,” 1990-04-03, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, Detroit Public Television, 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-240-3976hvfw.
MLA: “A Neighborhood Redeemed.” 1990-04-03. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, Detroit Public Television, 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-240-3976hvfw>.
APA: A Neighborhood Redeemed. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, Detroit Public Television, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-240-3976hvfw