Film, Video Court of human relations. [1959-06-29] Inventory title: Court of human relations
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- Court of human relations. [1959-06-29]
- Inventory title: Court of human relations
- A three-member board mediates disputes and disagreements submitted for review by the people involved. Complainants and respondents are interviewed by A.L. Alexander and the mediators. In this episode, the board considers the case of a mother who wants to give her eyes to her seven-year-old daughter, who has a vision problem that is getting worse. Her sister, who is very strongly opposed, has tried to dissuade her. Mr. Alexander brings the child out to speak to the board. She says she is happy the way she is and want's her mother to keep her own eyes. The board consults with Dr. A.L. Kornzweig, attending ophthalmologist at Mount Sinai Hospital, who examined both the mother and the child.
- Alexander, A. L., 1906-1967, creator, television producer, moderator
- Gimbel, Roger, television producer
- Gillaspy, Richard, television producer
- Nathanson, Ted, 1925-1997, television director
- Ankers, Kathleen, production designer
- Blaney, James, sound designer
- Wachenfeld, William A., 1889-1969, panelist
- Eddy, Paul Dawson, 1895-1975, panelist
- Fosdick, Harry Emerson, 1878-1969, panelist
- Kornzweig, Abraham L., 1900-1982, consultant
- Collins, Fred, 1925-2006, contributor
- National Broadcasting Company production company
Created / Published
- - Mediation
- - Interpersonal conflict
- - Mother and child
- - Self-sacrifice
- - Eye--Diseases
- Panel discussions
- Nonfiction television programs
- - Date in title from broadcast date on original container.
- - Erroneous title on slate board: Big break.
- - Moderator: A.L. Alexander.
- - Mediators: William A. Wachenfeld, Paul Dawson Eddy, Harry Emerson Fosdick.
- - Announcer: Fred Collins.
- - Guest consultant: Dr. A.L. Kornzweig.
- - Associate directors, Richard Gillaspy, Larry Owen, Jr. ; scenic designer, Kathy Ankers ; technical director, Jack Irving ; lighting director, Leo Farrenkopf ; audio, Jim Blaney.
- - Most credits taken from Court of human relations production documents in M/B/RS Acquisition files. Moderator and mediators taken from film.
- - LC copy is not the broadcast copy; contains a slate board, slug for commercials, and is lacking end credits.
- - Filmed on June 8, 1959 in New York, N.Y.
- - Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
- - The Court of human relations originated as a popular radio program, also created and moderated by A.L. Alexander. In one or two cases per episode, a panel of mediators, including clergymen, authors, judges, educators, and other notables give advice on interpersonal problems presented to them by actual people, called "complainants” and “respondents". The cases involve family and other personal disputes, marital entanglements, emotional problems, and financial disagreements. The show aired in the afternoon on NBC from June 22, 1959 to August 21, 1959.
- - Sources used: Court of human relations production documents in M/B/RS Acquisition files (Alexander (A. L., Mrs.)); McNeil's Total television, 4th ed., p. 183; TV guide (New York edition), June 27-July 3, 1959, p. A-36; episode slate board.
- 1 video file (digital) (27 min.) : sd., b&w.
- Alexander (A. L., Mrs.) Collection (Library of Congress)
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Additional Metadata Formats
- Alexander, A. L.
- Ankers, Kathleen
- Blaney, James
- Collins, Fred
- Eddy, Paul Dawson
- Fosdick, Harry Emerson
- Gillaspy, Richard
- Gimbel, Roger
- Kornzweig, Abraham L.
- Nathanson, Ted
- National Broadcasting Company
- Wachenfeld, William A.
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Chicago citation style:
Alexander, A. L., Creator, Television Producer, Moderator, Roger Gimbel, Richard Gillaspy, Ted Nathanson, James Blaney, William A Wachenfeld, Paul Dawson Eddy, et al. Court of Human Relations. -06-29. produceds by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600037/.
APA citation style:
Alexander, A. L., Gimbel, R., Gillaspy, R., Nathanson, T., Blaney, J., Wachenfeld, W. A. [...] National Broadcasting Company Production Company. (1959) Court of Human Relations. -06-29. Ankers, K. D., prod [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600037/.
MLA citation style:
Alexander, A. L., Creator, Television Producer, Moderator, et al. Court of Human Relations. -06-29. prod by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020600037/>.