Film, Video [Court of human relations. 1959-08, no. 1, North and South] North and South / Title on slate board: North & South / Inventory title: Court of human relations / North & South / Court of human relations
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- [Court of human relations. 1959-08, no. 1, North and South]
- North and South
- Title on slate board: North & South
- Inventory title: Court of human relations
- North & South
- 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 Black couple, both teachers, who moved New York to escape racial predjudice and injustice in their home state. Neither has been able to secure a teaching position, but he is working in another field to support them, and their children in college. She has been offered a position teaching school in her home state and wants to return. He does not. She believes they need two salaries for financial security. She wants only to teach, and is unwilling to take a menial job in the North when she has a teaching job waiting for her in the South.
- 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
- Foster, Lloyd E., 1894-1986, panelist
- Montagu, Ashley, 1905-1999, panelist
- Collins, Fred, 1925-2006, contributor
- National Broadcasting Company production company
Created / Published
- - Mediation
- - Marital conflict
- - Husband and wife
- - African Americans--Social conditions
- - African American teachers--Southern States
- - African American teachers--New York (State)
- Panel discussions
- Nonfiction television programs
- - Broadcast date could not be determined. Date in title derived from research, appearance of mediators, and date on slate board.
- - Moderator: A.L. Alexander.
- - Mediators: Fannie Hurst, Lloyd E. Foster, Ashley Montagu.
- - 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 August 10, 1959 in New York, N.Y.
- - Case number 3804.
- - 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
- Foster, Lloyd E.
- Gillaspy, Richard
- Gimbel, Roger
- Hurst, Fannie
- Montagu, Ashley
- Nathanson, Ted
- National Broadcasting Company
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Alexander, A. L., Creator, Television Producer, Moderator, Roger Gimbel, Richard Gillaspy, Ted Nathanson, James Blaney, Fannie Hurst, Lloyd E Foster, Ashley Montagu, Fred Collins, and National Broadcasting Company Production Company. Court of human relations. -08, no. 1, North and South. produceds by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600070/.
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. -08, no. 1, North and South. Ankers, K. D., prod [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600070/.
MLA citation style:
Alexander, A. L., Creator, Television Producer, Moderator, et al. Court of human relations. -08, no. 1, North and South. prod by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020600070/>.