Top of page

Film, Video Court of human relations. [1959-08-03] Title on slate board: The squater / Inventory title: Court of human relations

About this Item

Title

  • Court of human relations. [1959-08-03]

Other Title

  • Title on slate board: The squater
  • 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 brother who has been hosting his sister and her two children in his apartment since her divorce, seven months earlier. He and his sister are very close, and he and his wife love the children, but their apartment is small, and they both feel that it is time for her to get a job, move out, and find other child-care arrangments. He is willing to help her financially for as long as he can. The sister is overwhelmed by her circumstances. She is trying to get work in her former profession of modeling, but is very anxious about her living situation. She believes her anxiety is affecting her job search. She says she has no job skills other than modeling, and has nowhere to go.

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
  • Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968, panelist
  • Davis, Ralph Emerson, 1893-1982, panelist
  • McCracken, Robert J. (Robert James), 1904-1973, panelist
  • Collins, Fred, 1925-2006, contributor
  • National Broadcasting Company production company

Created / Published

  • 1959.

Headings

  • -  Mediation
  • -  Interpersonal conflict
  • -  Siblings
  • -  Divorced mothers
  • -  Models (Persons)--Employment
  • -  Housing

Genre

  • Panel discussions
  • Nonfiction television programs

Notes

  • -  Date in title from TV guide, August 3, 1959, p. A-35.
  • -  Moderator: A.L. Alexander.
  • -  Mediators: Fanny Hurst, Ralph Emerson Davis, Robert J. McCracken.
  • -  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.
  • -  Poor picture quality.
  • -  Filmed on July 20, 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), August 1-7, 1959, p. A-35; episode slate board.

Medium

  • 1 video file (digital) (26 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020600042

Online Format

  • image
  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright or other restrictions in the vast majority of motion pictures in these collections. Absent any such restrictions, these materials are free to use and reuse.

In rare cases, copyrighted motion pictures are made available by special permission to the Library and may be used only for educational purposes. For example, the Gershwin home movies fall within this category. Rights assessment is your responsibility. No registration information exists for some titles, and reproduction of some titles may be restricted by privacy rights, publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Additionally, some works may still be protected by copyright in the United States or some foreign countries. The written permission of the copyright owners in materials not in the public domain is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.

Whenever possible, we provide information that we have about copyright owners and related matters in the catalog records, finding aids and other texts that accompany collections. You should consult the catalog information that accompanies each item for specific information. This catalog data provides the details known to the Library of Congress regarding the corresponding item and may assist you in making independent assessments of the legal status of these items for their desired uses. You should also consult restrictions associated with donations to the Library.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.

More about Copyright and other Restrictions.

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Alexander, A. L., Creator, Television Producer, Moderator, Roger Gimbel, Richard Gillaspy, Ted Nathanson, James Blaney, Fannie Hurst, Ralph Emerson Davis, Robert J McCracken, Fred Collins, and National Broadcasting Company Production Company. Court of Human Relations. -08-03. produceds by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600042/.

APA citation style:

Alexander, A. L., Gimbel, R., Gillaspy, R., Nathanson, T., Blaney, J., Hurst, F. [...] National Broadcasting Company Production Company. (1959) Court of Human Relations. -08-03. Ankers, K. D., prod [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600042/.

MLA citation style:

Alexander, A. L., Creator, Television Producer, Moderator, et al. Court of Human Relations. -08-03. prod by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020600042/>.