Program
Tornado Relief - Excerpt
Producing Organization
Mississippi Educational Television
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-ht2g73885t
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Description
Program Description
"Sunday, February 21, 1971, three tornados devastated towns and communities in the Mississippi Delta. President Nixon declared that portion of the State a disaster area and immediately ordered the Office of Emergency Preparedness to instigate a relief program. "The Mississippi Authority for Educational Television volunteered its services in communicating relief sources, planning and programs to the people in the stricken area. A one-hour special (videotaped in color) was prepared with NASA aerial photographs of the tornado-ravaged areas to show the location and extent of the damage. Immediately upon completion, Governor John Bell Williams provided a plane to fly the videotape to commercial station WABG-TV in Greenwood Mississippi, the heart of the destroyed area. In Addition, ETC Channel 29, Jackson, and three other commercial television stations whose signals reached into the Delta, broadcast the program. Audio tapes were also given to radio stations. Submitted here is [one-half] of that special telecast."--1971 Peabody Awards entry form. From a studio, host Wilson Golden, provides updates to viewers on where they can find aid and relief and moderates a panel of those providing assistance. Regional Director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness William Holloway speaks about the Disaster Relief Act of 1970 and the status of the response to the tornado damage. Mississippi Civil Defense representative Prentiss Baughman speaks about the relief that the State Office of Civil Defense is providing. Red Cross disaster services representative Don Northey covers the help that residents can receive from the Red Cross. Louis Armmand speaks about the coordination of the Community Organizations Disaster Committee. Jack Ingram of the Department of Housing and Urban Development speaks about their efforts to rehome displaced residents. Brigadier C.C. Robey of the Salvation Army speaks of their efforts to assist relief efforts. James Salter and David C. Self of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service speaks about direct food assistance provided. Farmers Home Administration representative S.B. Wise describes programs to provide loans to people requiring homes. Small Business Administration representative George A. Feild describes loans offered to help disaster victims rebuild their homes. US Corps of Engineers representative John Anderson discusses urban debris efforts.
Broadcast Date
1971
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
01:02:17.234
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Credits
Moderator: Golden, Wilson
Panelist: Robey, C.C.
Panelist: Feild, George A.
Panelist: Holloway, William
Panelist: Armmand, Louis
Panelist: Baughman, Prentiss
Panelist: Ingram, Jack
Panelist: Self, David C.
Panelist: Anderson, John
Panelist: Northey, Don
Panelist: Salter, James
Panelist: Wise, S.B.
Producing Organization: Mississippi Educational Television
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-81a9eb45c5d (Filename)
Format: 2 inch videotape: Quad
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Citations
Chicago: “Tornado Relief - Excerpt,” 1971, 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-ht2g73885t.
MLA: “Tornado Relief - Excerpt.” 1971. 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-ht2g73885t>.
APA: Tornado Relief - Excerpt. 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-ht2g73885t