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Pantechnicon; Robert Coles


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Robert Coles
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"GBH Radio's nightly magazine of issues, arts, and ideas in New England." Series release date: 6/20/1977

Program Description

Dr. Kenneth Clark interviews Dr. Robert Coles, Research Psychiatrist, Harvard University, about his work studying poor white people. Topics discussed include: parallels between poor whites and blacks, in general, who feel equally disenfranchised; brief mention of school desegregation in Boston; health issues faced by poor whites; and the importance of, and legacies of, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, both of whom had been assassinated the prior year. Directed by Mark Stevens. NETRC copyright bug at end.

Series Description: An 8-part series on contemporary American urban problems. Hosted by Kenneth Clark, the program featured guests whose ideas and policies influenced the future of urban America.



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Chicago: “Pantechnicon; Robert Coles,” 04/13/1976, GBH Archives, accessed April 23, 2021,
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