Series
Bilingualism In America: A Radio Presentation of the Humanities
Episode Number
No. 1
Producing Organization
KPBS (Radio station : San Diego, Calif.)
Unidad Productions
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-df6k06z31d
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Description
Episode Description
This is Part 1. Includes California Assemblyman Frank Hill; Gerda Bikales, executive director of U.S. English; U.S. Senator Paul Simon of Illinois; Dr. Joshua Fishman, Yeshiva University, New York; Noel Epstein, publisher of The Washington Monthly and controversial critic of bilingual education; Dr. S.I. Hayakawa, former United States senator from California and founder of U.S. English; Richard Rodriguez; Carmen Perez, Chief Bureau of Bilingual Education for the State of New York; singer Smokey Robinson; Secretary of Education William Bennett; Dr. Jose Cardenas, director of the International Development and Research Association, San Antonio, Texas; former Texas representative Joe Burnell; Dr. Gloria Zamora of the Intercultural Development Research Association; language acquisition expert Dr. Jim Cummins; San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros; Gordon Umbach, Commissioner of Education, New York; Dr. Robert Hayes Bautista Professor, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley; and Connie Williams, director of Bilingual Multicultural Training and Education, Redwood City Unified School District, California. Many of the political representatives are from California and Texas, two border states that see some of the larger impacts from bilingual impact.
Series Description
"First Broadcast: Sept 16 (Part I), Sept 17 (Part II) at 7:00-7:30 P.M. Simultaneous aired via Satellite at four major public radio stations in California[:] KPBS, San Diego; KPFK, Los Angeles; KFCF, Fresno; and KPFA, San Francisco Bay Area. "This two-part documentary is quite simply an outstanding production that is national in scope, professional in production, and balanced in presentation. It is clearly the best documentary that we aired at our five Pacifica stations located in New York City, Washington, D.C., Houston, Los Angeles & San Francisco. The documentaries address the nationally controversial 'U.S. English' movement; anger and resentment toward newcomers to the United States; the dilemma of maintaining one's ethnic identity in the face of growing demands for assimilation; and the role of languages other than English in the future of this nation. The Project was funded by eight separate State affiliates of the National Endowment for the Humanities. "The series features interviews with noted national scholars, political representatives diverse advocates, as well as the general public. It has been aired on no less than 60 stations in 8 targeted States, and will be aired on 30 more in 15 States within the next few months. These are documented airings. "The producer, Santiago Casal, distinguishes himself in his utilization of the medium. He excels at weaving together complex subject matter while keeping it eminently listenable, a compelling combination. His utilization of minimal narration, careful editing, music, pacing and mixing are very distinctive. These have won him other national awards. And now with this production, which has already won praise from competing sides of the issue, he is deserving of the top national award for radio excellence."--1986 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1986-09-16
Created Date
1986-09-16
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:28:11.304
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Credits
Producing Organization: KPBS (Radio station : San Diego, Calif.)
Producing Organization: Unidad Productions
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-5148ad640fa (Filename)
Format: 1/4 inch audio cassette
Duration: 0:29:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Bilingualism In America: A Radio Presentation of the Humanities; No. 1,” 1986-09-16, 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-df6k06z31d.
MLA: “Bilingualism In America: A Radio Presentation of the Humanities; No. 1.” 1986-09-16. 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-df6k06z31d>.
APA: Bilingualism In America: A Radio Presentation of the Humanities; No. 1. 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-df6k06z31d