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Rebop; Darlene And Tommy


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Darlene And Tommy
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Hosted by LeVar Burton - three eight minute films per half hour program. Each film about a kid from different parts of the country, ethnic groups, interests. Second season had two films per half hour. Aimed for audience ages 9-13. Featured the languages, families and achievements of minority kids across the country. Series release date: 9/1976

Program Description

Darlene. Darlene is running the half-mile in the New England Women’s Championship. We follow her on the day of the event and meet her coach and running buddies from the Liberty Track and Field Club.

Tommy Alaniz. Tommy has five brothers and two sisters. All of his brothers have been in trouble with the law. His older brother Ernie has been away at a correctional camp for a year and is returning to his family and to rejoin the neighborhood gang on 12th Street. The family talks about how gang life has changed their lives.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Rebop; Darlene And Tommy,” 01/18/1979, GBH Archives, accessed April 22, 2021,
MLA: “Rebop; Darlene And Tommy.” 01/18/1979. GBH Archives. Web. April 22, 2021. <>.
APA: Rebop; Darlene And Tommy. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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