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Rebop; Manuel Gomez/ Pham Thanh/ Chi Chi Orange


Manuel Gomez, Pham Thanh, Chichi Orange

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Manuel Gomez/ Pham Thanh/ Chi Chi Orange
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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

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SLATE DATED 7/22/1976

Manuel Gomez, New York City - A ballet dancer destined to become great. We explore his devotion to the dance and his sometimes conflicting outside interests.

Pham Thanh, Berkeley, California - Vietnamese boy who was seriously injured and whose family was killed by American forces, subsequently airlifted by medical transport to the US. Later adopted by American family.

Chi Chi Orange, Detroit, Michigan - Hip 15 year old Black girl who belongs to the Black Love Drill team. They not only learn how to march, they learn about self-awareness.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Rebop; Manuel Gomez/ Pham Thanh/ Chi Chi Orange,” 11/06/1976, GBH Archives, accessed December 6, 2023,
MLA: “Rebop; Manuel Gomez/ Pham Thanh/ Chi Chi Orange.” 11/06/1976. GBH Archives. Web. December 6, 2023. <>.
APA: Rebop; Manuel Gomez/ Pham Thanh/ Chi Chi Orange. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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