Series
Eyewitness
Episode Number
No. 4
Episode
Death Wish ; Easy Rider ; A Few Good Men
Segment
Easy Rider
Segment
Death Wish
Segment
A Few Good Men
Producing Organization
KERA
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-4t6f18tf1q
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Description
Episode Description
"EYEWITNESS is a sixty-minute docu-drama TV magazine series for general audiences. Based on authenticated documents, EYEWITNESS reenacts significant news stories from fields such as government, medicine, crime and law enforcement, politics, international affairs, science, etc. Unlike other dramatizations which include fictionalized dialogue and situations to heighten the dramatic entertainment value or to support some preconceived notions about the participants, EYEWITNESS draws only on documented conversations and verbatim records of events. Using the actual words of the participants, look-alike actors portray real-life persons objectively and realistically in settings that reproduce the actual scenes. The programs are narrated by Andrew Macmillan, but there is a minimum of commentary or analysis. "The EYEWITNESS program entered for consideration begins with a segment titled 'Death Wish' which reenacts the crimes, trials and execution of convicted murderer Gary Mark Gilmore, who insisted on his own execution by firing squad in the face of attempts by the ACLU and NAACP to save him. "At 19 min. 39 sec. begins a second segment 'Easy Rider'-not entered for competition. This brief story concerns Robert Morris, a New Jersey boy, who bicycled happily around the world and then encountered hostility on the highways of his own country. "At 26:23 is the second segment entered for consideration, titled -- 'Few Good Men.' The segment makes use of congressional transcripts to find and dramatize the reasons behind the death of Pvt. Lynn McClure, a mentally handicapped young man who was beaten to death in a Marine boot-camp training drill."--1977 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1977
Created Date
1977
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:59:37.074
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Credits
Director: Lithgow, Webster
Producer: McCann, Thomas
Producing Organization: KERA
Writer: Lithgow, Webster
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-052f0c01149 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 01:00:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Eyewitness; No. 4; Death Wish ; Easy Rider ; A Few Good Men; Easy Rider; Death Wish; A Few Good Men,” 1977, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, 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-526-4t6f18tf1q.
MLA: “Eyewitness; No. 4; Death Wish ; Easy Rider ; A Few Good Men; Easy Rider; Death Wish; A Few Good Men.” 1977. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, 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-526-4t6f18tf1q>.
APA: Eyewitness; No. 4; Death Wish ; Easy Rider ; A Few Good Men; Easy Rider; Death Wish; A Few Good Men. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-4t6f18tf1q