NET Journal
Midsummer 1967
Producing Organization
National Educational Television and Radio Center
Contributing Organization
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
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Episode Description
2 hour piece, produced by NET and initially distributed by NET in 1967. It was originally shot on videotape.
Episode Description
This film is a special report on riots in Newark and other American cities. it consists of two parts: the first is a 90-minute dialogue between Negro spokesmen and white community leaders, organized by NET in Newark just after the riots in an effort to relieve continuing tensions and to work toward solution of the citys festering problems; the second part is a 30-minute interpretative discussion taped in Washington, DC, one week later and enlisting leading authorities on problems in urban affairs and civil rights who place the Newark meeting in the larger perspective of national problems. Part I presents the Newark meeting itself which was attended by 20 panelists and an audience of some 200 local residents many of whom participate in the heated exchanges on such subjects as police brutality, housing, education, unemployment, and racial attitudes. Leon Lewis, station director of radio station WLIB, moderates this section. Panelists include: Donald Malafronte, assistant to the mayor of Newark; Albert Black, head of The Human Relations Commission; City Councilman Frank Addonizio; Timothy Still, head of the Newark antipoverty program; Robert Curvin, former head of Newark CORE; Richard Lynch, vice president, New Jersey AFL-CIO; Phil Hutchins, Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee; Allan Sagner, president of Beth Israel Hospital; Malcolm Talbot, vice president, Newark-Rutgers University; the Reverend Kim Jefferson, Council of Churches; and Msgr. Thomas Carey, Queens of Angels Church. Part II consists of a discussion taped in Washington, DC and moderated by Richard McCutchen of NET. Participants are John Field, director, Community Relations Service of US Conference of Mayors, and former executive director of the Presidents Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity; and John Buggs, deputy director of Model Cities Administration, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and former executive director, Human Relations Commission of Los Angeles. This aired as an NET Journal Special and has no NET Journal episode number. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
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Asset type
Talk Show
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Media type
Moving Image
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Director: Squier, Robert D.
Executive Producer: Perlmutter, Alvin H.
Moderator: McCutchen, Richard
Moderator: Lewis, Leon
Panelist: Malafronte, Donald
Panelist: Addonizio, Frank
Panelist: Buggs, John
Panelist: Talbot, Malcolm
Panelist: Still, Timothy
Panelist: Black, Albert
Panelist: Lynch, Richard
Panelist: Jefferson, Kim
Panelist: Field, John
Panelist: Carey, Thomas
Panelist: Curvin, Robert
Panelist: Sagner, Allan
Producer: Willis, Jack (Film producer)
Producer: Karayn, Jim, 1933-1996
Producing Organization: National Educational Television and Radio Center
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive
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Format: 16mm film
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2004578-4 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Duration: 1:59:19
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2004578-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 2 inch videotape
Generation: Master
Duration: 1:59:19
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2004578-5 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: U-matic
Generation: Copy: Access
Duration: 1:59:19
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2004578-3 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: Color
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2004578-2 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Master
Color: Color
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Chicago: “NET Journal; Midsummer 1967,” 1967-04-06, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed December 7, 2021,
MLA: “NET Journal; Midsummer 1967.” 1967-04-06. Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. December 7, 2021. <>.
APA: NET Journal; Midsummer 1967. Boston, MA: Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from