Description: Boston landmarks: swan boats at Public Garden, Bunker Hill Monument, Old Ironsides, State House, Paul Revere statue, Hancock tower, Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market, Gardner Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, rowers on Charles River, two views of skyline, City Hall plaza, Harvard Yard and Widener Library, Hatch Shell on Esplanade, New England Aquarium.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Description: In studio, Margaret Lazarus introduces David Sutherland (independent filmmaker), mentions his local origins and his original plan to be a feature filmmaker. He talks about his education at USC in editing and directing, and his return to New England to sell tires at his family’s business. He mentions some fellow film school students and that he met his wife around that time. He talks about the first documentary film he made and his film school documentary course taught by a man who had worked with Leni Riefenstahl. He talks about a customer at his tire store who owned a diner on wagon wheels, which was the subject of his 1979 documentary, “Down Around Here.” Lazarus shows the complete 31-minute film of “Down Around Here.” He talks about a Lithuanian man he met during the production of his next documentary, about which he created a short 3-minute piece, “Branco: An Unfinished Portrait.” Lazarus shows the complete 3-minute piece. He talks about how he met a painter named Paul Cadmus, who created a controversial painting of sailors that was seized by the U.S. Navy because he had depicted the sailors as homosexual. Lazarus shows a 6-minute, 30-second excerpt of the film he made about Cadmus, “Paul Cadmus: Enfant Terrible at 80.” He talks about another painter he made a film about, Jack Levine. Lazarus shows an 11-minute excerpt of the film, “Jack Levine: Feast of Pure Reason.” He talks about “Halftime,” a film that he was hired to make about five men, Yale graduates, who were coming to their 25th class reunion. Lazarus shows a 6-minute, 30-second excerpt of “Halftime.” He talks about a recent film he made, about an old painting. He talks about a current film he’s working on with his wife and another writer. He talks about “Out of Sight,” a film he’s working on about five blind people and their everyday lives, and the blind executive producer of the film, David Ticchi.
Collection: CCTV
Description: In studio, Richard Dargan introduces Bob MaGuire (CRLS track coach), Jesse Cody, and Jason Boyd (two CRLS track team members). MaGuire talks about some of the members of his team. Cody and MaGuire talk about his involvement in track. Boyd talks about his involvement in track. MaGuire talks about the operation of the team. Cody and Boyd talk about MaGuire’s coaching style. MaGuire talks about college track. Cody and Boyd talk about their future goals. MaGuire talks about his team’s performance at the Penn Relays. Dargan plays “The Road to Foxboro,” a video about Waldy Clark, (former member of CRLS football team, former member of BC football team, currently free agent for the New England Patriots). Clark and his former CRLS coach Wadie Geraigery join Dargan in studio. Clark talks about his Patriots training and their mini-camp. Geraigery and Clark talk about his performance in high school and college. Clark talks about special teams and receiving kicks. Clark talks about his family’s reaction to his college football career. Geraigery talks about BC’s use of Clark as a defensive back and why the Patriots have him as a cornerback. Clark talks about his BC football career and public expectations. Geraigery talks about BC football team management. Clark and Geraigery talk about Clark’s Patriots football career. Clark talks about his 18-month old son. Clark talks about youth football programs in Cambridge. Clark talks about advice he would give to younger players and the need for cities to support youth programs. Geraigery talks about the need for a good coach. Clark talks about Geraigery’s coaching style and his parents’ influence. Dargan plays clips of Jimmy Myers’s sportscasting. Myers joins Dargan in studio. Myers gives his opinion on the Celtics chosen players (Jon Barry, Darren Morningstar) in the recent draft. He says that the Celtics choose their players on the basis of whether older players like Bird, Parrish, and McHale will still be playing. He talks about how he began sportscasting and how he became interested in sports when he was younger. He talks about his first sportscasting experience in college radio. He talks about later experiences at other stations and in TV. He talks about his experiences in Boston and New York. He talks about working in Boston as a Black man in a sometimes-racist environment. He talks about Harvey Araton and Filip Bondy’s book, “The Selling of the Green.” He talks about unsuccessfully applying for a Red Sox play-by-play job. He talks about the difficulties of being a Black sportscaster and ongoing problems of racism. He talks about interviewing a teenage Patrick Ewing. He talks about defunding of educational programs, which he considers a higher priority than athletic programs. He discusses perceptions of Black people. Dargan plays a clip of a story Myers produced about Ed Pinckney. In studio, Kevin Hubbard and Richard Hypolite join Dargan and Myers and they all discuss problems with the current Red Sox team.
Collection: CCTV
Description: Dick Foote (in voiceover) describes Central Square and plans for renovation over shots of musical performances and people street fairs. Voiceover continues over a shot of Massachusetts Avenue, which fades into a shot of Foote in studio. After this, interviews with different people: Geneva Malenfant describes how her family moved to Central Square and what she liked about the neighborhood. Ken Reeves discusses how, as mayor, he appointed a commission to improve Central Square. He talks about asking a wide variety of people for ideas and describes the significance of the neighborhood. Carl Barron describes how he first became interested in the neighborhood, and describes how the Central Square Business Association wanted to improve it. He describes the pace of the improvements and how certain groups of people were able to accelerate the pace. Susan Schlessinger talks about the importance of planning among different groups of people. Schlessinger introduces Steve Carr, urban designer for the renovation project. Carr talks about his goals and working with certain groups on the renovation. He talks about specific improvements and uses a map of the area to show where they will be. He also shows an illustration of the renovated sidewalk area. George Metzger stands on Massachusetts Avenue and describes the goals of the renovation. At various locations along the street, he talks about some of the planned changes, intercut with illustrations of the locations. Arnold Goldstein describes the goals of the renovation and the need for a plan to maintain the improvements.
Collection: CCTV