Series
WTTW Journal
Episode Number
No. 504
Episode
Chicago Matters. Dread
Producing Organization
WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-zw18k7685j
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Description
Episode Description
"Now in its fifth year, the Chicago Matters project, a collaborative effort of WTTW, The Chicago Community Trust, and WBEZ radio, grapples with a hot topic that is on the minds of people everywhere--violence. The four programs in the series all address a different aspect of violence, concentrating on rehabilitation, understanding and weapon control. The documentary DREAD, profiles the life of Leon Dread, a former felon, and explores his journey of rehabilitation to personal accountability and productivity. After 45 years of taking from the community, he is earnestly trying to give something back..."--excerpt from 1994 Peabody Awards entry form. Leon Dread discusses his life from his youth in Gary, Indiana (child of an addict with several children), to his forced service in Vietnam, through his adult life in and out of jail, to his present life as a drug-free husband and parent. Interviewees include two of his crime victims, an officer who arrested him, the judge who got him into the drug rehabilitation program, several members of the Cook County, Illinois penal system, doctors, counselors, and other members of the drug program. Includes historical footage of Vietnam. [With:] Leon [and] Gricillia Dread; "Gordon," "John," [crime victims]; William Green, former guard, Sandburg Village; Sgt. William Disselhorst, arresting officer; Russel J. Ponder, Cook County facilities management; Lt. Jessie Anderson, Division 5, Cook County Jail; Superintendent Stan Waznis, Division 1, Cook County Jail; Dr. John May, Cermak Health Services; Lenita Brown; Alexander Strickland, Black Family United; Mother York, Jail Chaplain; Judge Mary Maxwell Thomas, Cook County Circuit Court; [Larry, Coronado, inmates]; Bobby Matuzak, director, Gateway Drug Program; [Aunt Barbara]; Johnnie Norvell, Gricillia's cousin; Howard Moore, Gricillia's father; [Natalie, Charmain/Becky, Paula, female inmates]; Argie Johnson, Superintendent of Chicago Public Schools.
Broadcast Date
1994-04-06
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:56:32.589
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Credits
Producing Organization: WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-2620900346a (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 0:56:02
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Citations
Chicago: “WTTW Journal; No. 504; Chicago Matters. Dread,” 1994-04-06, 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-zw18k7685j.
MLA: “WTTW Journal; No. 504; Chicago Matters. Dread.” 1994-04-06. 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-zw18k7685j>.
APA: WTTW Journal; No. 504; Chicago Matters. Dread. 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-zw18k7685j