Description: This is footage from the 1972 Boston Marathon. Footage of Nina Kuscsik, the first female finisher, at the finish line. The 1972 marathon was the first year that women were officially allowed to run. Footage of people running the race. Interview with Olavi Suomalainen, the first male finisher, and an interview with Kuscsik at the finish line. More footage of Suomalainen running and at the finish line. This is 1 of 2 reels.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 04/14/1973
Description: Story #2394. Action for Boston Community Development news conference. Silent b-roll of people in an office, followed by silent footage of three men at a news conference and the reporters in the audience. Sound footage of speakers discussing ABCD programs including one that involves the release of former convicts back into the community. More silent b-roll of the conference and office, footage of men washing a car, and people in a cafeteria followed by extended footage of some of the speakers. Mix of sound and silence.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 11/22/1972
Description: A hearing on the opening of the Crittenton-Hastings House, the first free standing abortion clinic in Massachusetts. Footage includes exterior shots of the building, protesters, and people speaking at the meeting. Mix of sound and silent.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 02/13/1973
Description: Court case between a wife who wants an abortion and her husband, who is trying to stop the abortion. The Massachusetts State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the wife. These are interviews with the lawyers representing both side, followed by interview cutaways. Mix of sound and silent. Slug read "Abortion Decision Gold."
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 03/14/1974
Description: B-roll includes exterior footage of Boston City Hospital, women speaking at a news confernce, and audience of news conference, and a legislative hearing. Women at press conference speak about politicians and right to life groups creating regulations that are making abortions costly and difficult to obtain, legislation that goes against the Supreme Court's abortion ruling, and consent requirements that require unmarried women to have consent of her parents. Reporter stand-up in front of Boston City Hospital. Mix of sound and silent.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 05/13/1974
Description: The Governor vetoed an abortion bill, and this story is on reactions to the veto. Interview with a woman about abortions being jeopardized in Massachusetts. Man at a press conference speaking about abortion and parental consent, a female doctor discusses problems with the new abortion bill and hospital practices and abortion complications. More of the interview with the pro-choice woman and more from the people at the press conference followed by silent b-roll from the press conference and a meeting. Mix of sound and silent. Slug: "Abortion/ Prorosation"
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 08/02/1974
Description: Story #189. Interview with Dr. Pierre Victor Brunelle who was sent to Norfolk prison for 16 months for performing an illegal abortion. Brunelle discusses why he performed the abortion, whether he will try to get his physician license back, how his time in prison has affected him, and his views of abortion laws. Interview with his wife about the experience. Silent b-roll includes shot of the Norfolk Correctional Institute sign, Dr. Brunelle and his wife leaving the prison and walking to the car, and cutaways from the interview. Interview with a man who was convicted of performing an abortion. Mix of sound and silent.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 04/03/1972
Description: Footage of people marching with signs and flags, a van with "African Liberation Month" signs tapes to the side, and people gathered in the street. Edited footage followed by cuts. Silent. Slug: (midday) story #8296B.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 05/20/1974
Description: People carry Andre in a cage to the dock, and put him on a boat. He jumps off the boat into the ocean. He swims off toward Rockport, Maine. Additional footage of Andre and on the boat and people watching him swim off. Silent.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 04/26/1974
Description: Woman speaks at a press conference on the need for the Labor Movement to fight against the institutionalized racism in Boston, especially against those opposed to school integration. She encourages people to attend a rally against racism, to be held the next day on the Boston Common. A man from a labor union notes the endorsement of the rally by several higher up in his union. Woman condemns the Boston School Committee, especially Louise Day Hicks and John Kerrigan, for their anti-busing stance, which she says is racist and unfair for black and Latino children. People continue to speak for school integration, voices heard over blank screen. Women hang banner reading, "End Racist Attacks: Coalition of Labor Union Women." Additional silent footage of the press conference. Mix of sound and silent.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 12/13/1974