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Issue Is Race, The

09/14/1992

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Program
Issue Is Race, The
Program Description

This program is designed to help American voters make sense of what they hear - or don't hear - about race and poverty in the course of the 1992 presidential campaign. Phil Donahue hosts. The program was taped before a live audience September 20, 1992 and is presented in a town meeting format with a panel of distinguished journalists, policy makers, scholars, writers and activists who respond to a series of video essays (see below) and to audience questions. The panel includes Rebuild Los Angeles co-chair Peter Ueberroth, filmmaker Robert Townsend, Washington D.C. Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly, playwright and performance artist Anna Deavere Smith, rap musician Sister Souljah, author Jonathan Kozol, psychiatrist Carl Bell, sociologist Harry Edwards, Baptist minister Buster Soaries, Boston University President John Silber and former Los Angeles gang members-turned-entrepreneurs "High T" and "Ra Ra." The setting is the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center in East Cambridge, MA. The program is organized around the following four document essay's which all deal with rescuing our inner cities: "The Cost of Failure, The Benefit of Success," "The Case for Affirmative Action," "The Case for Self-Reliance," and "The Case for Multi-Racial Strategies."

Duration

00:34:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Town Hall Meeting
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Citation
Chicago: “Issue Is Race, The,” 09/14/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ACD89241C23E4B86A5982ED345251EDA.
MLA: “Issue Is Race, The.” 09/14/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ACD89241C23E4B86A5982ED345251EDA>.
APA: Issue Is Race, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ACD89241C23E4B86A5982ED345251EDA
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