Film, Video Court of human relations. [1959-08-14] Title on first slate board: September song / Title on second slate board: Golden key / Inventory title: Court of human relations / Court of human relations / September song / Golden key
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- Court of human relations. [1959-08-14]
- Title on first slate board: September song
- Title on second slate board: Golden key
- Inventory title: Court of human relations
- Court of human relations
- September song
- Golden key
- 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 two cases. In the first case, a man wishes to marry a woman he has known for 15 years. When he proposes, she prevaricates. She says she loves him, but is not sure she is in love with him. He is 15 years older than she, and they live 500 miles apart. She is happy where she is, but he has always been very kind to her and she does not want to end the friendship. In the second case, a 17-year-old girl wants to be allowed to stay alone in the city instead of spending the weekends out-of-town with her family. She works all week and has no other time to spend with her friends. Her father does not think she is ready to be allowed to stay home alone for several days at a time.
- 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
- - Mediation
- - Interpersonal conflict
- - Marriage proposals
- - Commitment (Psychology)
- - May-December romances
- - Parent and teenager
- - Family vacations
- - Autonomy in adolescence
- Panel discussions
- Nonfiction television programs
- - Date in title from TV guide, August 14, 1959, p. A-73.
- - Moderator: A.L. Alexander.
- - Mediators: Miss Virgilia Peterson, Dr. L. Wendell Fifefield.
- - 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-73.; episode slate board.
- 1 video file (digital) (29 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
- Fifield, L. Wendell (Lawrence Wendell)
- Gillaspy, Richard
- Gimbel, Roger
- Kenwith, Herbert
- National Broadcasting Company
- Peterson, Virgilia
- Wachenfeld, William A.
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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. -08-14. produceds by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600056/.
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. -08-14. Ankers, K. D., prod [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600056/.
MLA citation style:
Alexander, A. L., Creator, Television Producer, Moderator, et al. Court of Human Relations. -08-14. prod by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020600056/>.