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Film, Video Court of human relations. [1959-07-27] Title on slate board: Chop suey / Inventory title: Court of human relations

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Title

  • Court of human relations. [1959-07-27]

Other Title

  • Title on slate board: Chop suey
  • Inventory title: Court of human relations

Summary

  • 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 Chinese-American couple, who disagree about how to educate their grandchildren, with whom they spend a great deal of time. The grandmother wants to assure that the children assimilate. She wants to speak English exclusively, and is opposed to teaching them about Chinese culture. She wants her husband to help them to improve their English. She also thinks it is too much work for the children to study Chinese language and culture after they have spent all day in school. The grandfather believes the children will have no problem assimilating, and will become good American citizens, but he does not want them to forget about their Chinese heritage and culture. He believes that learning to speak Chinese as well as English will be an asset for them.

Names

  • 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
  • Fifield, L. Wendell (Lawrence Wendell), 1891-1964, panelist
  • Perilman, Nathan A., 1905-1991, panelist
  • Collins, Fred, 1925-2006, contributor
  • National Broadcasting Company production company

Created / Published

  • 1959.

Headings

  • -  Mediation
  • -  Grandparent and child
  • -  Chinese Americans--Cultural assimilation
  • -  Chinese Americans--Ethnic identity
  • -  Chinese Americans--Languages
  • -  Americanization

Genre

  • Panel discussions
  • Nonfiction television programs

Notes

  • -  Date in title from TV guide, July 27, 1959, p. A-35.
  • -  Moderator: A.L. Alexander.
  • -  Mediators: Hon. Wm. A Wachenfeld, Dr. L. Wendell Fifield, Dr. Nathan A. Perilman.
  • -  Announcer: Fred Collins.
  • -  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 July 6, 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), July 25-31,1959, p. A-35; episode slate board.

Medium

  • 1 video file (digital) (27 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

  • Alexander (A. L., Mrs.) Collection (Library of Congress)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020600039

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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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, L. Wendell Fifield, Nathan A Perilman, Fred Collins, and National Broadcasting Company Production Company. Court of Human Relations. -07-27. produceds by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600039/.

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. -07-27. Ankers, K. D., prod [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600039/.

MLA citation style:

Alexander, A. L., Creator, Television Producer, Moderator, et al. Court of Human Relations. -07-27. prod by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020600039/>.