Series
George Wallace: A Politician's Legacy
Episode Number
No. 1
Episode
No Middle Ground
Producing Organization
Alabama Public Television
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-vm42r3q851
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Description
Series Description
"The producers of 'George Wallace: A Politician's Legacy' had a challenging task. To construct a portrait of the life and times of a man who's been described as 'probably the last great American demagogue' they viewed about 600 hours of film and videotape and read hundreds of newspaper articles, personal papers, and scholarly studies of Wallace's career. "The result is a two-hour, two-part documentary which Pulitzer Prize winner Ray Jenkins, editorial page editor of the Baltimore Evening Sun, calls 'an outstanding piece of journalism and history.' "Producer Joe Terry and associate producer Camille Elebash examine Wallace's legacy through videotape interviews with more than 45 people who know him best -- friends, foes, allies, and the journalists who covered his career. The interviews are used with historic and dramatic film clips to create a vivid profile of a gifted politician who developed an extremely loyal national following by distilling the hopes and fears of middle class America. "The late Nelson Benton, veteran CBS reporter, is the host of the program. The documentary includes excerpts of his 1986 interview with Wallace, perhaps the most detailed interview Wallace has granted in recent years."--1988 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1988
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
01:01:18.313
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Credits
Producing Organization: Alabama Public Television
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
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Citations
Chicago: “George Wallace: A Politician's Legacy; No. 1; No Middle Ground,” 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-vm42r3q851.
MLA: “George Wallace: A Politician's Legacy; No. 1; No Middle Ground.” 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-vm42r3q851>.
APA: George Wallace: A Politician's Legacy; No. 1; No Middle Ground. 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-vm42r3q851