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We Human Beings; Story Of Brig


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We Human Beings
Story Of Brig
Series Description

Guest: Dr. Gordon W. Allport, Harvard University. 1947.

Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council (LICBC) radio series. Series release date: 1947

Program Description

Series description: Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council (LICBC) radio series "dramatizing the real life problems and experiences of people like you, your family, and your friends." Programs are comprised of a radio drama involving fictitious characters exemplifying common social issues and problems. At the conclusion of the drama, a panel of experts analyzes the characters in an effort to explain them and their motivations.

Drama involves the characters of Brig, a young rich boy from an affluent family; and Joe, his friend from a working class family. The story conveys, among other things, the issues of alcoholism, alienation, and perceived class boundaries.

Guest panel comprised of Father Edward H. Arlen, SJ, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Boston University; George H. Grosser, Social Relations Department, Harvard; Charles W. Havers, Chairman of the Sociology Department Northeastern University.

Program was directed and written by Ralph Tangney. Runtime is 15:00.

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Chicago: “We Human Beings; Story Of Brig,” 12/06/1948, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_DEAF9F83DB7A4DEBA20FFC38AC20CFCB.
MLA: “We Human Beings; Story Of Brig.” 12/06/1948. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_DEAF9F83DB7A4DEBA20FFC38AC20CFCB>.
APA: We Human Beings; Story Of Brig. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_DEAF9F83DB7A4DEBA20FFC38AC20CFCB
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