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Rebop; Two Named Jose


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Two Named Jose
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Hosted by LeVar Burton - three eight minute films per half hour program. Each film about a kid from different parts of the country, ethnic groups, interests. Second season had two films per half hour. Aimed for audience ages 9-13. Featured the languages, families and achievements of minority kids across the country. Series release date: 9/1976

Program Description

Jose Antonio is an apprentice fisherman with the cooperative fishing union in Loiza, Puerto Rico. The film focuses on the environment which surrounds Jose and builds into the activities of the “Fiesta de Santiego Apostol de Loiza” an annual celebration of Loiza’s African Heritage which the entire population celebrates.

Jose Duenas is a bi-racial teenager who is living in a foster home on the Colorado River Indian Reservation. His sense of humor and love for children help him overcome the difficulties he faces in school and at home. At this point, he is trying to decide whether or not to go back to live with his mother.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Rebop; Two Named Jose,” 01/24/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 27, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4FEBE0FDFD6347E3BB5DC4122548BBEB.
MLA: “Rebop; Two Named Jose.” 01/24/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 27, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4FEBE0FDFD6347E3BB5DC4122548BBEB>.
APA: Rebop; Two Named Jose. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4FEBE0FDFD6347E3BB5DC4122548BBEB
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