Compass Weekly, The; 48 Hour Of Furlough John Stokes, The
Produced and directed by Charles Stuart.
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- Compass Weekly, The
- 48 Hour Of Furlough John Stokes, The
- Series Description
Part of new plan of news programs and specials that premiered January 1974.
“The Compass Weekly” aired each Tuesday for a minimum of one hour. It was devoted to a single news topic covered in depth, with commentary and review of coverage elsewhere.
See Prime Time January 1974 for story in “Letter From The President.” Series release date: 1/22/1974
- Program Description
Program explores the issue of prison furloughs for convicted felons. Program opens with a twenty minute film about the furlough of 22 year old John Stokes. Stokes "... was convicted of first degree murder on 3/12/1970. His sentence was commuted to second degree life, making him eligible for parole in fifteen years. This is his third furlough in four and half years". Following the film, in-studio panel discussion with Gus Gauthier, Furlough Officer, MCI Walpole; Morris Newman, Director, Community Services, MCI Concord; and reporters Ed Baumeister and Judy Stoia. Later, Judy Stoia interviews John Boone, Former Commissioner of Corrections. Program concludes with Baumeister and Stoia in-studio discussion with Frank Hall, Commissioner of Corrections. 1974.
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- Chicago: “Compass Weekly, The; 48 Hour Of Furlough John Stokes, The,” 02/12/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 14, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5E103C17E55D4DEF8C691ABB21DE0E0B.
- MLA: “Compass Weekly, The; 48 Hour Of Furlough John Stokes, The.” 02/12/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 14, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5E103C17E55D4DEF8C691ABB21DE0E0B>.
- APA: Compass Weekly, The; 48 Hour Of Furlough John Stokes, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5E103C17E55D4DEF8C691ABB21DE0E0B