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Film, Video Court of human relations. [1959-07-06?] Title on slate board: Baseball fan / Inventory title: Court of human relations

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Title

  • Court of human relations. [1959-07-06?]

Other Title

  • Title on slate board: Baseball fan
  • 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 broke her engagement because her ex-fiancé is a rabid baseball fan. All he can talk about is baseball. On dates he will leave her alone in a movie theater to go find out about a game that is being played. He has broken dates to go to baseball games. He has skipped school to go to baseball games. She knew he was a fan, but did not understand the extent of his obsession until recently. He says he cannot change. He loves baseball. When his team is playing, nothing else matters. When they win, he is ecstatic. When they lose, he is inconsolable. He belives that his girl will always be there, but once he misses a game, it is over.

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
  • -  Couples
  • -  Baseball fans

Genre

  • Panel discussions
  • Nonfiction television programs

Notes

  • -  Date in title could not be confirmed in secondary sources.
  • -  Moderator: A.L. Alexander.
  • -  Mediators: Fannie Hurst, Dr. Ralph Emerson Davis, Dr. 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.
  • -  Filmed on June 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), June-August, 1959; episode slate board.

Medium

  • 1 video file (digital) (28 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020600060

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, Fannie Hurst, Ralph Emerson Davis, Robert J McCracken, Fred Collins, and National Broadcasting Company Production Company. Court of Human Relations. -07-06?. produceds by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600060/.

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. -07-06?. Ankers, K. D., prod [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600060/.

MLA citation style:

Alexander, A. L., Creator, Television Producer, Moderator, et al. Court of Human Relations. -07-06?. prod by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020600060/>.