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Advocates; Who’s To Save Our Railroads?


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Who’s To Save Our Railroads?
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A SERIES OF DEBATES with a moderator facilitating the discussion of national and international issues - using advocates who would introduce witnesses to support their point of view. Debates recorded at Boston's Faneuil Hall. Moderators included: Michael Dukakis; Marilyn Berger; Michael Harrington, Robert Maynard. (Premiered October, 1969; conceived by Prof. Roger Fisher.) Other participants included Barney Frank, Avi Nelson, Antonin Scalia, S.I. Hayakawa, Paul Simon, Albert Shankar, Richard Bolling, Pete McCloskey, Chester Crocker, John Anderson, Elmo Zumwalt, George Ball, John Kenneth Galbraith, William Colby, Eleanor Smeal, Phyllis Schlafly, Sam Ervin, Laurence Tribe, Daniel Schorr, Orrin Hatch, Morris Udall, Edward Kennedy, George McGovern, Jake Garn, Paul Tsongas, Alan Dershowitz. Series release date: 1969

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Moderator: Charles Rogovin, former Director, The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration; Fellow, Institute of Politics, Harvard University Advocate: Howard Miller Advocate: Charles Walker, former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Witnesses: Alan Greenspan, economic consultant John Ingram, federal railroad administrator Rep. Robert Eckhardt, Democrat, Texas Robert Ginsberg, Vermont Transportation Authority

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Social Issues
Public Affairs
Chicago: “Advocates; Who’s To Save Our Railroads?,” 05/14/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 16, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_51FE33B86CF14AE893A717715FFEE55F.
MLA: “Advocates; Who’s To Save Our Railroads?.” 05/14/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 16, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_51FE33B86CF14AE893A717715FFEE55F>.
APA: Advocates; Who’s To Save Our Railroads?. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_51FE33B86CF14AE893A717715FFEE55F
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