Film, Video Court of human relations. [1959-07-22?] Inventory title: Court of human relations / Court of human relations
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- Court of human relations. [1959-07-22?]
- Inventory title: Court of human relations
- Court of human relations
- 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 woman who complains that her husband of 31 years expects her parents to contribute to the support of their household. However, she believes that their financial responsibilty to her ended with her marriage, and does not want to ask them for money, especially as she does not think they will ever be repaid. Her husband freely admits to being a failure and feels that if his in-laws cared about their daughter they would pitch in to make her happy.
- 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
- Eddy, Paul Dawson, 1895-1975, panelist
- Fosdick, Harry Emerson, 1878-1969, panelist
- Collins, Fred, 1925-2006, contributor
- National Broadcasting Company production company
Created / Published
- - Mediation
- - Marital conflict
- - Husbands--Attitudes
- - Business failures
- - Adult children--Finance, Personal
- - Parents-in-law--Family relationships
- Panel discussions
- Nonfiction television programs
- - Date in title could not be confirmed in secondary sources.
- - Moderator: A.L. Alexander.
- - Mediators: Hon. William A. Wachenfeld, Dr. Paul Dawson Eddy, Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick.
- - 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 June 8, 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.
- - Date of filming from slate board of other episodes filmed on the same day with the same mediators.
- - 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.
- 1 video file (digital) (26 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
- Eddy, Paul Dawson
- Fosdick, Harry Emerson
- Gillaspy, Richard
- Gimbel, Roger
- Nathanson, Ted
- National Broadcasting Company
- Wachenfeld, William A.
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Alexander, A. L., Creator, Television Producer, Moderator, Roger Gimbel, Richard Gillaspy, Ted Nathanson, James Blaney, William A Wachenfeld, Paul Dawson Eddy, Harry Emerson Fosdick, Fred Collins, and National Broadcasting Company Production Company. Court of Human Relations. -07-22?. produceds by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600063/.
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. -07-22?. Ankers, K. D., prod [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600063/.
MLA citation style:
Alexander, A. L., Creator, Television Producer, Moderator, et al. Court of Human Relations. -07-22?. prod by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020600063/>.