- Producing Organization
- KETC-TV (Television station : Saint Louis, Mo.)
- Contributing Organization
- The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
- AAPB ID
- Episode Description
- Laurna Godwin hosts the Postscript special and interviews both James Meredith and Henry Hampton about their lives, successes, and failures. While interviewing Meredith, footage from the University of Mississippi shows James Meredith in attendance and the uproar his attendance caused. Additional footage provides commentary from reporter Hagan Thompson and Governor Ross Barnett. While interviewing Hampton, footage of his program Eyes on the Prize and interviews with Autherine Lucy are played. At the end of the program, Black History Month events at the University of Missouri St. Louis are covered.
- Series Description
- "'Postscript' is a weekly Emmy award-winning minority affairs program that addresses local and national issues through an in-studio panel discussion. We also present a calendar of events and a personality profile on someone who has made a contribution to the black community. "In the 'Postscript' program submitted for review, we look back at the Civil Rights era. One segment is an interview with Henry Hampton, executive producer of the PBS series, 'Eyes on the Prize'. The majority of the program is an interview with James Meredith, who, nearly 26 years ago, integrated the University of Mississippi. Meredith said this was his first interview in 25 years -- that, in the past, neither Dan Rather, Ted Koppel nor others could get him to talk. Watching the interview, you understand why Meredith has been apprehensive about talking. Making history has weighed heavily on his life. In the interview, he admits that he knew then the Civil Rights Movement would not help blacks but he did not speak out. He says he was never part of that 'singing and hand-holding' group. Feeling that blacks are worse off today, Meredith feels he did nothing of which h is people should be proud. "This 'Postscript' merits Peabody consideration for several reasons. First, it was an exclusive interview with Meredith. Secondly, it shows that how textbooks interpret history, and how the person who lived it looks at it; are often two different viewpoints. Third, that in today's glitzy, fast-paced television world, it shows that sometimes the best programs are ones that have very little glitz but a whole lot of substance. "The historical footage is courtesy of 'Eyes on the Prize' and PBS."--1988 Peabody Awards entry form.
- Editors' note: The final 8 minutes of this program have been redacted due to copyright concerns.
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- Media type
- Moving Image
Producing Organization: KETC-TV (Television station : Saint Louis, Mo.)
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The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the
University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-0f793bede85 (Filename)
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- Chicago: “Postscript; 1988-02-16,” 1988-02-16, 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 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-5h7br8ng1h.
- MLA: “Postscript; 1988-02-16.” 1988-02-16. 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 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-5h7br8ng1h>.
- APA: Postscript; 1988-02-16. 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-526-5h7br8ng1h