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Vision For The 60's

Approximate date: 1961

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Vision For The 60's
Program Description

Promotional film made by WGBH to showcase its current and recent programming to other members of the Eastern Educational Network (EEN), circa 1962. Short 2-4 minute excerpts of the following appear:

1) Boston Symphony Orchestra being conducted by Charles Munch 2) Max Lerner from “The Age Of Overkill” 3) Eleanor Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy from “Prospects Of Mankind” 4) Louis Lyons touting the importance of WGBH's "Report From Moscow" on Louis Lyons and the News; cut to "Report" featuring: Jerome Wiesner, Walt Rostow; Richard Leghorn; and others. 5) 21” Classroom: “Exploring Nature” series 6) “Parlons Francais” featuring Madame Anne Slack 7) Humorist Al Capp reviewing a recent election 8) “Backgrounds: Robert Frost” Robert Frost interviewed by Louis Lyons on the eve of John F. Kennedy’s Presidential Inauguration. 9) “Main Street” documenting the destruction of Boston’s West End 10) Pat McGuiness heatedly weighing in on the recent (1959) Colony Railway Line controversy involving its closure and anticipated economic impact on Boston South Shore communities. 11) W.C.B. Joyce series “Metropolis” 12) “Invitation To Art” with Brian O’Dougherty 13) “Jazz with Father O’Connor” 14) Norman Holland on "The Shakespearean Imagination" discussing portrayals of Shakespearian characters on stage and screen. 15) “Filmmaker’s Showcase” program featuring director Robert Flaherty’s widow, Francis Flaherty. 16) New England Conservatory Opera in-studio performance of Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnol 17) "Marcel Marceau on Mime" Elliot Norton and Edwin Burr Pettet interview mime Marcel Marceau 18) “A Time To Dance” clip featuring dancers Melissa Hayden and Jacques d’Amboise 19) Boston Symphony Orchestra

All programs were produced by WGBH for the Eastern Educational Network.

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