Film, Video Court of human relations. [1959-08-06?] Title on slate board: Fat man / Inventory title: Court of human relations / Fat man / Court of human relations
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- Court of human relations. [1959-08-06?]
- Title on slate board: Fat man
- Inventory title: Court of human relations
- Fat man
- 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 seriously overweight man who wishes to postpone his marriage for a year while he loses the weight, and his fiancée, who does not. He feels that the first year of marriage will be a difficult adjustment, and he does not want to add another burden. She believes that if they are married, she will be able to help him. He says that other people have tried to help, but he believes that it is his responsibility. He will not be ready to marry until he is comfortable with himself.
- 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
- - Couples--Conduct of life
- - Marriage
- - Patience
- - Self-esteem in men
- - Overweight men
- Panel discussions
- Nonfiction television programs
- - Date in title could not be confirmed in secondary sources.
- - Moderator: A.L. Alexander.
- - Mediators: Virgilia Peterson, Dr. L. Wendell Fifield, Judge William 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.
- - Case number 5802.
- - 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.
- 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. -08-06?. produceds by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600066/.
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. -08-06?. Ankers, K. D., prod [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600066/.
MLA citation style:
Alexander, A. L., Creator, Television Producer, Moderator, et al. Court of Human Relations. -08-06?. prod by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020600066/>.