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New Television; New Television, Episode 401; Going Away Party, The

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"The Going Away Party," by Dan Boord and Greg Durbin, is a dramatic work about corruption among Oklahoma county officials. It is based on the true stories of incidents of corruption amongst Oklahoma's elected county commissioners.This segment is from the dramatic "reenactment," showing friends and supporters of Burrows, a commissioner sentenced to serve a jail term, at a going-away party. Approximate date: 1987


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Series
New Television
Program
New Television, Episode 401
Program Number

401

Title

Going Away Party, The

Series Description

"New Television" began as a local pilot production of WNET (New York) in 1986. In 1987, WGBH signed on as co-producer, and the shows were aired in Boston and New York. In 1988 and 1989, KCET (Los Angeles) and WETA (D.C.) became producers in association. In 1991, PBS picked up "New Television," and it was broadcast nationally. The following year, the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, replaced WNET, WETA, and KCET as co-producer with WGBH. In 1993, WGBH ceased to be a co-producer for the series, and the "home base" moved to Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) in Hartford, CT.

"New Television" commissioned, produced, and acquired programming. In its early years, "New Television" broadcast works commissioned by The Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund. Increasingly, experimental films as well as video works were broadcast as a part of this series. Many of the later episodes of "New Television" contain works that play with and deconstruct the documentary genre. Series release date: 1986

Program Description

Episode 401 of the 1988 season of “New Television” features “The Going Away Party,” a dramatic work about corruption among Oklahoma county officials, by Dan Boord and Greg Durbin.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Political corruption
Parodies
Community
Drama
Corruption investigation
Documentaries and factual works
Durbin, Greg
Boord, Dan
Topics
Film and Television
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “New Television; New Television, Episode 401; Going Away Party, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B7A9550A075A4C568D8FF397B8BAB8FA.
MLA: “New Television; New Television, Episode 401; Going Away Party, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B7A9550A075A4C568D8FF397B8BAB8FA>.
APA: New Television; New Television, Episode 401; Going Away Party, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B7A9550A075A4C568D8FF397B8BAB8FA
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