Series
Project Crossroads
Episode
All God's People (radio version)
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-dz02z13v7f
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Description
Episode Description
This is the radio version of the program.
Series Description
"In 1988, in the wake of growing racial turmoil in Dallas, KERA Channel 13 and KERA 90.1 committed their resources to a year of programming in 1989 that would examine race relations in this city. Combining this programming with community outreach efforts, Dallas' public television and radio stations hoped to open communications among the races and improve understanding. Called Project Crossroads, this combined radio and television effort included extensive programming on both stations that focused on different aspects of Dallas' racial conflicts. In April 1989, after several months of meetings with community and religious leaders, Project Crossroads' most significant event occurred. Throughout the city, delegations from predominantly white religious congregations exchanged places with worshipers from African-American, Hispanic, Asian-American and American Indian religious groups. Eighty congregations -- including Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Islamic and Jewish groups -- and more than 20,000 people participated in this unprecedented exchange. Channel 13 and 90.1 promoted community awareness of the congregational exchange with programming, publicity, promotion and a music video. On Sunday, April 9, Channel 13 aired Project Crossroads: All God's People, which captured highlights of the historic weekend's activities, believed to be the largest-scale event of its kind in the United States. Almost every commercial television station in this market collaborated with KERA on this production. KERA 90.1 aired a special one-hour phone-in program immediately following the television special. The goals of this religious exchange were to increase commitment by religious groups to address racial polarization and to show the potential of individual involvement in solving our city's racial problems. In view of the event's widespread participation, cooperation among the Dallas media and plans to hold second congregational exchange in 1990, we believe that Channel 13 and 90.1's work on Project Crossroads has made a significant impact on our community and in helping Dallas to begin to heal its racial conflicts."--1989 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1989
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:35:09.024
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Credits
Producing Organization: KERA
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-11d3b5a0b62 (Filename)
Format: 1/4 inch audio cassette
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Citations
Chicago: “Project Crossroads; All God's People (radio version),” 1989, 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-dz02z13v7f.
MLA: “Project Crossroads; All God's People (radio version).” 1989. 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-dz02z13v7f>.
APA: Project Crossroads; All God's People (radio version). 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-dz02z13v7f