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. Mr. Udall, you were a Congressman in 1956 and voted for the Interstate Highway Act. How do you feel about that vote now? Well, you know, Congressman Wright and I were classmates, and this was the first, I think, on electric plants... Mr. Udall, my question is where will that additional electricity come from? Metro, in Washington, says they're going to be the second biggest user of electricity in Washington, D.C. Where
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Moderator: Margaret Heckler Advocate: Michael Dukakis Advocate: Eric Julber Witnesses: Stewart Udall – Secretary of the Interior 1960-69 Gov. Francis Sargent – Massachusetts George Hilton – Professor of Transportation, UCLA Rep. James Wright – (D) Texas
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1/25/1973
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Advocates / Should half of the federal dollars reserved for highways be diverted to mass transit systems?
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Nancy Buchanan's work addresses complacency and suffering, using the concept of sight as a departure point. Spoken-text in English and Spanish detail the kidnapping and murder of a woman's husband, and her subsequent interrogation by the police. Visual text quotes from a Buddhist work on awakening others to the reality of suffering and from the American sociologist C. Wright Mills. Close-up shots of the human eye are manipulated to produce unusual effects... more
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1988
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New Television / New Television
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communities across the nation. V: Footage of Marian Wright Edelman (Director, Children's Defense Fund) at a press conference. Wright Edelman says that an African American infant born in Washington D.C. is more likely to die than in infant born in Trinidad and Tobago; that the US and one other nation have
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Hope Kelly reports on an alarming increase in the infant mortality rate in Boston. Kelly reviews the statistics. She notes that the infant mortality rate among African Americans is 2.5 times the infant mortality rate among whites. Kelly adds that the increase in the infant mortality rate was most pronounced in the Roxbury neighborhood. Kelly interviews Dr. Bailus Walker (Commissioner of Public Health)... more
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02/09/1987
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The Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund was a joint venture between Boston's Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) and WGBH's New Television Workshop. Funding came from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities' New Works program in 1983. Co-directors were WGBH's Susan Dowling (New Television Workshop Director, 1982-1993), and David Ross (ICA Director). Kathy Rae Huffman served as curator and producer... more
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WAR AND PEACE IN THE NUCLEAR AGE – TAPES C03011-C03014 THOMAS LANPHIER SO, MR. LANPHIER, COULD YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE MEETING WHERE YOU WERE PRESENT WHEN THE KOREAN WAR WAS VIRTUALLY DECIDED UPON BY PRESIDENT, ever lobby Congress ever. What we did do was create a system at Wright Field and the various other places where the services, Air Force and Navy and Army had offices to oversee the development of the, what is that? [END OF TAPE C03011] CAN YOU DESCRIBE FOR ME WHAT YOUR JOB CONSISTED OF AS YOU WORKED FOR CONVAIR, AND LATER GENERAL DYNAMICS THROUGH THOSE TEN YEARS? Well, I went to Convair in 19...in mid-1950
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Thomas Lanphier was a fighter pilot in World War II (credited with shooting down the plane carrying Admiral Yamomoto in 1943); after the war he served as Special Assistant to the first Secretary of the Air Force, then Special Assistant to the Chairman of the National Security Resources Board. He was a Vice President of General Dynamics in the 1950s, which acquired the company Convair... more
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03/07/1986
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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age / Bigger Bang for the Buck, A
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Claudie" and let him hear it. Well, I went down to the studio, Fats Domino was on a piano, Earl Palmer was on drums, Dave Bartholomew with all of his horns, Lee Allen, Herbert Hodister, ah, C.J. Maclen, guitars, all the great, there was a guy called Billie Wright that Little Richard took his style from. Billie Wright used to wear his hair like Little Richard wear his hair now. And I think he had a song "Keep Your Hand On Your Heart But Keep Your Mind On Me". I think that was his song when I was a kid. Well Richard really liked Billie Wright, he later told me he did and he copied his style from Billie Wright. When I first met Little Richard it was, it's incredible I was in August, Georgia
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Interview with Lloyd Price [Part 2 of 3]
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Rock and Roll / Renegades
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family were well even though the Copenhagen had been occupied by the German army. And ending up saying inform Maud Rae Kent. Now that seemed very odd because nobody knew who this lady was, Maud Rae. But either, he assumed that, , a hidden message. It must be an anagram. And tried to concoct all kinds of anagrams on these words Maud Rae Kent, We did... Frisch and I didn't believe it and... But this was the occasion then to pick the name Maud for the name
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Rudolph Peierls was a German-born, British physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project. He begins by providing some basic scientific information about fission and its use in a weapon, then describes some of his early work and discoveries related to the separation of uranium isotopes, as well as the impact of his work on British nuclear efforts. He notes the irony of briefly being ruled ineligible to work on his project further because of his alien status... more
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03/05/1986
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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age / Dawn
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. And they did "Just Walking In The Rain" which was later recorded or covered by Johnny Rae.
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Interview with Sam Phillips [Part 5 of 6]
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Rock and Roll / Renegades
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this is something new 'cause I very rarely paid any attention to what anyone else was doing. Not only wasn't there time, but, ah, it kind of didn't matter. It was all very Wright Brothery in those days and as long as whatever we were doing
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Interview with Jeff Barry [Part 1 of 2]
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Rock and Roll / In The Groove
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produce the record yourself. And, and the production process was a lot of fun. It was I think maybe more creative than it is today because again it was Wright Brothery and we could make up sounds and bang on stuff and we never went
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Interview with Jeff Barry [Part 2 of 2]
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Rock and Roll / In The Groove