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was produced for the ERN by WGBH-FM in Boston. END AUDIO, . And it certainly does not seem that he would rule out altogether using the legislative process, as a means of bringing about his ends. And I did see today, not only Lewis expressing the idea that the time has long since passed, when we could expect the Negro, in the union. Yet I'm sure if you went out and asked Negroes here in Boston whether they were satisfied with the state of affairs, they'd express extreme discontent. There is discontent in the north. What can be done about that
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The Educational Radio Network / ERN's coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Fourteenth of fifteen hours of broadcast: 10:15 P.M. - 10:30 P.M. End of Panel Discussion Discussion/Analysis of the March: Geoffrey Godsell, moderator; Hayward Burns, William Higgs, William Goldsmith, panel members. WGBH Producer: Ted Mascott
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March on Washington / Panel Discussion on the implications of the Freedom March [2 of 2]
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the stage to keep back this multitude of people so that they don’t really press too far forward. One of our reporters from Boston has arrived. We’d like to switch now to our site located along the Reflecting Pool where we’ve had several fine reports from Cal Nossiter. Let’s turn it over to her at this time, . It just said Idaho on their sign, and there are many, many people from Boston and Connecticut and from just everywhere. There’s a group from Oklahoma here. And if these people have bothered to come so far to stand in the hot sun, it’s a hot day, to suffer the difficulties that they’re going to find, of people I’ve seen are very, very old people. I saw one woman faint up the street and they had to take her down in an ambulance, but she came. Where she came from I don’t know. It might have been from Arlington or some place. I don’t know. But it might even have been from Arlington, Mass, but she was here
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The Educational Radio Network / ERN's coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Third of fifteen hours of broadcast: 11 A.M. - 12 AM. Performers include: Bob Dylan, Bayard Rustin, Lena Horne, and Peter Paul & Mary. Segment also includes President Kennedy and Jackie Robinson. Includes President Kennedy Press Conference clips, and the marchers setting off.
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08/28/1963
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March on Washington / President John F. Kennedy speech on the upcoming March
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START AUDIO From Boston and Washington, DC, the educational radio network continues its coverage of today's historical civil rights demonstration with a panel discussion of the implications of the great March. Our guests in Washington, DC are Haywood Burns and William Higgs. In Boston, William Goldsmith and moderator Geoffrey Godsell. Haywood, panelists in Washington, DC who had an advantage over the two of us here in Boston in, I assume, seeing much of what went on in Washington today. I thought I'd begin by asking each of the three panelists in turn what
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The Educational Radio Network / ERN's coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Thirteenth of fifteen hours of broadcast: 9:00 P.M. - 10:15 P.M. Panel Discussion/Analysis of the March: Geoffrey Godsell, moderator Haywood Burns, William Higgs, William Goldsmith, panel members.
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March on Washington / Panel Discussion on the implications of the Freedom March [1 of 2]
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the day as WGBH FM broadcasts live the March on Washington. Stay tuned. You’re listening to WGBH FM 89.7 megacycles in Boston. This is George Geesey again back in Washington as the ERN continues this March on Washington, August 28, 1963, are coming from those cities. The crowd is breaking up as I had said, and they are all trying to get onto to Constitution Avenue. But as Kurt was saying a little while ago that you cannot see the grass or the sidewalk. It’s a solid mass. Is that right, Kurt, who have fought so long for freedom. Thank you very much, sir. George, I must say that from here now it does appear that the people right across this whole area right up to the Washington Monument are now going en masse to Constitution
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The Educational Radio Network / ERN's coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Fourth of fifteen hours of broadcast: 11:58 A.M. - 1 P.M. Reports of the actual March.
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March on Washington / March Reporting
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that site south of the Monument where they have a very good view of all the areas of the Washington Monument grounds where people are assembling this morning, people from out of town, official do his utmost to see that these orders are carried out to the end that when the rally is over and the participants have dispersed to their various homes in the cities and states, they may look back on this day, being rented from the telephone company for purposes of carrying broadcasts from the March site to respective radio stations. Another station carrying this live coverage from Washington in the Boston
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Highlights from the Educational Radio Network / ERN's coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
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March on Washington / March Highlights [2 of 2]
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not be watered down and that is what the marching feet in Washington, DC are saying to the Congress and saying to the people of the nation, indeed saying to the world. Now is the time to put an end to racial discrimination in places of public accommodation which is a key problem in the South, to discrimination in employment which is a major problem throughout the nation, to residential segregation which is a major problem particularly in northern cities, to segregated schools, the de jour segregated schools of the South and the de facto segregated schools of the North and to put an end to police brutality, by these speakers. 1963 they say is not an end but really a beginning and of course, through the evening we’ll be reporting and commenting further on some of the speeches you’ve heard live this afternoon from the Lincoln Memorial. We have all sorts of reports now. The person that we haven
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The Educational Radio Network / ERN's coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Ninth of fifteen hours of broadcast: 4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. Demonstrators leaving, clean-up logistics, singing, Bayard Rustin/Demands, A. Philip Randolph/Pledge, James Farmer’s taped comments, Sen. Hubert Humphrey, reports of food poisoning.
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March on Washington / Crowd Disperses from the Mall
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to the justice department to enable it to speed the end of Jim Crow schools, south and north. We are sick of those jokes about public accommodations. We think, for example, that if Mrs. Murphy, rugged, as second-class economic citizens and denied jobs. And as one American, I take the position if we can have full employment, and full production for the negative ends of war, then why can't we have, in Birmingham. This rally is not the end, it's the beginning. It's the beginning of a great moral crusade to arouse America to the unfinished work of American democracy. The congress has to act. And after
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The Educational Radio Network / ERN's coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Twelfth of fifteen hours of broadcast: 7:30 P.M. - Highlights of the afternoon's program.
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March on Washington / March Highlights [1 of 2]
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the National Library of Congress and a little closer the Smithsonian Institution. To the south you can see nothing but trees that surround the Lincoln Memorial. To the north is Bacon Street and the Department of State. There have been quite a few people coming out on the top floor balcony of the Department, helicopters buzzed the place. They were at tree level. At 7:15 they started on the south of me and went along the parade routes and continued clear up and went around the Capitol Building, and then came back down on the other side at treetop. After that they buzzed at different levels and at one time I, to the Monument grounds. However, on the south side of the Washington Monument an area where a lot of the people are assembling today and let’s call in David Edwards. David Edwards below the Washington Monument on the south part of the ground where there is an outdoor stage
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The Educational Radio Network / ERN's coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. First of fifteen hours of broadcast: 9 A.M. - 10 AM. Introduction by anchor George Geesey; reports from various spots by ERN staff; pre-program entertainment from the stage at the Washington Monument grounds.
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March on Washington / George Geesey Introduction
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.7 megacycles in Boston. Good afternoon, this is George Geesey in Washington, DC as the Educational Radio Network continues its coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The Educational Radio Network has its remote crews scattered, . It was not until the streets and jails of Birmingham were filled that Congress began to think about civil rights legislation. It was not until thousands demonstrated in the South that lunch counters and other public accommodations were integrated. It was not until the Freedom Riders were, of masses in motion for freedom. The March on Washington is not the climax of our struggle, but a new beginning not only for the Negro but for all Americans who thirst for freedom and a better life. Look for the enemies of Medicare, of higher minimum wages, of Social Security, of federal aid to education
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The Educational Radio Network / ERN's coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Sixth of fifteen hours of broadcast: 1:58:30 P.M. - 3 P.M. A. Philip Randolph introduces the program, "Pass the bill" chant, Daisy Bates, Marion Anderson sings, John Lewis, and message from Farmer read, and the Eva Jessye Choir performs.
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March on Washington / The March Begins
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Africa where we have a racial situation in South Africa, there have been some previous demonstrations, mass demonstrations against some of the apartheid laws of South Africa and the South African government which are leaded by just killing a lot of people. And if this is very successful, it will focus universal attention on any mass project as large as this one going on in Washington and then if the South Africans were to march again with well attention focused on that, I don’t think the apartheid government will again do what it did when they tried similar thing in South Africa, . Yes and that tent... Well it’s not a tent. It’s a steel building and I hope it will remain permanently. That’s what the plan is really. There might be, I hope we end up with two theaters which is what we need anyway
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The Educational Radio Network / ERN's coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Tenth of fifteen hours of broadcast: 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. Commentaries on march, problems of dispersal, Arthur Miller, VOA report on White House meeting of Top 10 with President Kennedy.
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08/28/1963
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March on Washington / Reflections on the March