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At Home; Robert Coles


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At Home
Robert Coles
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Broadcast Sundays beginning August 6, 1978.

Beginning August 6th, a series of informal, very personal visits with six formidable, very personable Bay State residents. Journalist China Altman is the host of the series. Series release date: 8/6/1978

Program Description

Dr. Kenneth Clark interviews Dr. Robert Coles, Research Psychiatrist, Harvard University, about his work studying poor white people. Topics discussed include: parallels between poor whites and blacks, in general, who feel equally disenfranchised; brief mention of school desegregation in Boston; health issues faced by poor whites; and the importance of, and legacies of, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, both of whom had been assassinated the prior year. Directed by Mark Stevens. NETRC copyright bug at end.

Series Description: An 8-part series on contemporary American urban problems. Hosted by Kenneth Clark, the program featured guests whose ideas and policies influenced the future of urban America.



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Talk Show
Chicago: “At Home; Robert Coles,” 07/28/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_135478E2D6E7423FB4016C2975287B64.
MLA: “At Home; Robert Coles.” 07/28/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_135478E2D6E7423FB4016C2975287B64>.
APA: At Home; Robert Coles. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_135478E2D6E7423FB4016C2975287B64
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