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Blast from the Past with Raymond St. Jacques

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10/10/1974

In this clip "Blast from the Past" features an excerpt from a 1970 interview with actor Raymond St. Jacques on Hollywood's prescribed roles for African American actors. He talks about his role in the John Wayne film, The Green Berets, and the continual struggle to get African American actors chosen and represented properly on film. Overall the program is divided into two halves: the first consisting of a group interview with five African American football players from the New England Patriots, the second of news magazine-style segments. Guest host Tom "Satch" Sanders talks with Ron Boulting, Mac Herron, Reggie Rucker, Sam Cunningham, and Leon Gray about their education, the violence of the game, preparing for a career after football, and the need for young players to recognize the value of an education (given the odds against playing professionally). Additional segments include "Community Access" (on home improvement loans, lead poisoning, and requesting a housing inspection),"Blast from the Past" (with an excerpt from a 1970 interview with actor Raymond St. Jacques on Hollywood's prescribed roles for African American actors), the "Community Calendar" (with community and cultural events listings), and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero on the need for African Americans to vote. Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.


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Title

Blast from the Past with Raymond St. Jacques

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Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Rucker, Reggie
Gray, Leon
St. Jaques, Raymond
Boulting, Ron
New England Patriots (Football team)
Boston Lead Poisoning Prevention Center (Boston, Mass.)
Sanders, Tom
Herron, Mac
Cunningham, Sam
African American actors
Creators
White, Conrad (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
Contributors
Cross, June (Community Coordinator)
Boston Art Ensemble (Theme Music)
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie (Production Assistant)
Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
Sanders, Tom (Host)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Farrier, Stephen (Community Coordinator)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Blast from the Past with Raymond St. Jacques,” 10/10/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_849AE087E0B74B92AFD464A84018AA8B.
MLA: “Blast from the Past with Raymond St. Jacques.” 10/10/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_849AE087E0B74B92AFD464A84018AA8B>.
APA: Blast from the Past with Raymond St. Jacques. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_849AE087E0B74B92AFD464A84018AA8B
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