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Film, Video Court of human relations. [1959-08-13] Title on slate board: For the birds / Inventory title: Court of human relations

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Title

  • Court of human relations. [1959-08-13]

Other Title

  • Title on slate board: For the birds
  • 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 young woman who raises parakeets, and her fiance, who cannot stand the birds. She has kept and trained parakeets since she was a child, and considers her eight birds to be part of her family. All of her friends have birds. The parakeets drive her fiance crazy. He can't stand the noise, and when they are out of the cage they want to perch on him. He cannot understand why she would choose the birds over him.

Names

  • Alexander, A. L., 1906-1967, creator, television producer, moderator
  • Gimbel, Roger, television producer
  • Gillaspy, Richard, television producer
  • Kenwith, Herbert, television director
  • Ankers, Kathleen, production designer
  • Blaney, James, sound designer
  • Peterson, Virgilia, 1904-1966, panelist
  • Fifield, L. Wendell (Lawrence Wendell), 1891-1964, panelist
  • Wachenfeld, William A., 1889-1969, panelist
  • Collins, Fred, 1925-2006, contributor
  • National Broadcasting Company production company

Created / Published

  • 1959.

Headings

  • -  Mediation
  • -  Interpersonal conflict
  • -  Man-woman relationships
  • -  Bird owners
  • -  Animal phobias

Genre

  • Panel discussions
  • Nonfiction television programs

Notes

  • -  Date in title from TV guide, August 13, 1959, p. A-64.
  • -  Moderator: A.L. Alexander.
  • -  Mediators: Miss Virgilia Peterson, Dr. L. Wendell Fifield, Judge Wm. A. Wachenfeld.
  • -  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. Director, Herbert Kenwith, taken from the end credits of another episode, also filmed on August 3, 1959.
  • -  LC copy is not the broadcast copy; contains a slate board, slug for commercials, and is lacking end credits.
  • -  Filmed on August 3, 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 8-14, 1959, p. A-64.; episode slate board.

Medium

  • 1 video file (digital) (29 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020600055

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Alexander, A. L., Creator, Television Producer, Moderator, Roger Gimbel, Richard Gillaspy, Herbert Kenwith, James Blaney, Virgilia Peterson, L. Wendell Fifield, William A Wachenfeld, Fred Collins, and National Broadcasting Company Production Company. Court of Human Relations. -08-13. produceds by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600055/.

APA citation style:

Alexander, A. L., Gimbel, R., Gillaspy, R., Kenwith, H., Blaney, J., Peterson, V. [...] National Broadcasting Company Production Company. (1959) Court of Human Relations. -08-13. Ankers, K. D., prod [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600055/.

MLA citation style:

Alexander, A. L., Creator, Television Producer, Moderator, et al. Court of Human Relations. -08-13. prod by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020600055/>.