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Rebop; Alex/ Phyllis/ Lennie


1999 MAPC Preservation Master; Alex / Phyllis / Lennie

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Alex/ Phyllis/ Lennie
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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

Alejandro Marques: El Paso, Texas: Born in Mexico, Alex and his family moved north. He and Beverly (13), his sister, are violinists and are under the guidance of Abraham Chavez, conductor of the El Paso Symphony. Alex is learning to conduct the Youth Symphony.

Phyllis Robinson: Detroit, Michigan: Phyllis lives with her deaf grandmother who operates a boarding house for the deaf. Phyllis is the only person in the household that can hear.

Lennie Beliso: San Francisco, California: A 13 year old Filipino-American boy living in San Francisco who’s a karate expert, taught by his father. He’s physically qualified to get a black belt, but his father says he’s not ready yet.

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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Rebop; Alex/ Phyllis/ Lennie,” 01/01/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6D0D40D136C8400A8CC68ED54A144439.
MLA: “Rebop; Alex/ Phyllis/ Lennie.” 01/01/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6D0D40D136C8400A8CC68ED54A144439>.
APA: Rebop; Alex/ Phyllis/ Lennie. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6D0D40D136C8400A8CC68ED54A144439
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