Program
Adopt-a-Class
Producing Organization
WNYC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-n00zp3x42t
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Description
Program Description
"WNYC-TV's production of New York City Mayor Koch's 'Adopt-A-Class' program provided more than just an entertaining presentation. Public Television has a responsibility to provide information to the community that it services in order to further promote positive interaction between the 'business of television' and the audience it is servicing. At a time when the educational system is troubled, WNYC chose to highlight a positive experience going on within the New York City school system. As one of 100 business, government, and arts leaders and professionals involved in Mayor Koch's 'Adopt-A-Class' program, WNYC's President Mary Perot Nichols along with a TV crew from the station spent time taping and getting to know a 7th grade class at I.S. 131 in Chinatown. "TV/31 taped the class over a six week period, as students used problem-solving to construct a mousetrap powered vehicle. Highlights of this program included the 7th grade students involved in problem-solving, brainstorming, and the ultimate competition. The involvement of the WNYC television crew brought into focus the importance of these youngsters and their projects, and provided insight into another professional field -- that of Television Production. The look of accomplishment on these children's faces is especially noteworthy. The program was as fast-paced as the energy the students expounded. Dedicated to providing local programming to our community, WNYC's coverage of this remarkable group of students and their dedicated teacher promoted a much-needed positive outlook. With programming of this kind, WNYC informs and promotes community participation. "'Adopt-A-Class' is interesting, touching, and often humorous. With its fast-paced and entertaining camerawork, scripting, editing, and music WNYC was able to share the proud accomplishments of these youngsters with the New York City community and to enhance further educational and community programming."--1988 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1988
Created Date
1988
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:32:13.265
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Credits
Producing Organization: WNYC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-bf22e6f5854 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 0:25:31
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Citations
Chicago: “Adopt-a-Class,” 1988, 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-n00zp3x42t.
MLA: “Adopt-a-Class.” 1988. 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-n00zp3x42t>.
APA: Adopt-a-Class. 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-n00zp3x42t