Series
Newseekers
Episode Number
No. 8
Episode
1971-12-16
Producing Organization
KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pacoima Junior High School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-5d8nc5t96h
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Description
Episode Description
In this episode of Newseekers, Tyrone Fulton and Jon Manzanares host. Topics discussed include the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, a new California bill, and a fundraiser for a local teen. Nick Formisano reports on the Athletes for Youth Program, where Dodgers players Jim LeFebvre, and Wes Parker, as well as KGBS DJ Dave Hall visited junior high schools to teach kids about drug prevention. Jackie Berry leads a discussion on the over-commercialization of Christmas and Greg Larson gives safety tips on gifting toys to children. Newseekers also present a short skit on safety against burglars during the holidays. Raul Canoe interviews Father Luis Val Buena of the Parish of Santa Rosa in San Fernando who provided aid to residents following the February 9th earthquake. Jordan Clovers provides a movie review of 'Railway Children? and includes a clip of the movie. Mike Capuano provides a look into high school football by interviewing two players. Don Arnold reports on world records and Scott Devore reports on the Griffith Observatory newest exhibition on the Star of Bethlehem.
Series Description
"'Newseekers' is a public affairs program series produced and presented by junior high school students utilizing a magazine format with interviews, commentary, discussion, dramatizations and filmed reports. Pacoima Junior High School was chosen as the focal point since the school has a closed-circuit TV system, enabling the students to rehearse in their own environment before taping at KCET. The 49 student reporters come from 8 junior high schools, while other junior high schools contribute material for use on the program. There are 12 segment editors elected by the reporters, each with mini staffs to prepare material. A student managing editor, Jon Manzanares who is the anchorman, oversees the final format presentation. The 'Newsseekers' reporters meet daily at Pacoima to research, write and edit their stories, shoot film, plan the weekly format, obtain guests [and] rehearse their segments. On production day the participants arrive at KCET with a prepared show, ready to shoot. "Program goals include improving student ability to research [and] obtain program segments, develop increased reading, writing and speaking abilities and to create an environment for these and other students that makes learning a relevant experience, giving these electric age children a chance to use the medium that they know best."--1971 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1971-12-16
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:32:54.806
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Credits
Anchor: Manzanares, Jon
Director: Muir, Allan
Producing Organization: KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Producing Organization: Pacoima Junior High School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-ac2c50aa152 (Filename)
Format: 2 inch videotape: Quad
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Citations
Chicago: “Newseekers; No. 8; 1971-12-16,” 1971-12-16, 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 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-5d8nc5t96h.
MLA: “Newseekers; No. 8; 1971-12-16.” 1971-12-16. 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 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-5d8nc5t96h>.
APA: Newseekers; No. 8; 1971-12-16. 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-526-5d8nc5t96h