Description: Voiceovers from different people about their first experiences with AIDS, over a photograph of an AIDS patient. In interview, Larry Kessler (AIDS Action Committee) talks about difficulty in doing outreach. Jerome Groopman (Deaconess Hospital) talks about the unknown nature of the disease. Jay Lodie credits early activists with progress. Interviews are intercut with photos of newspaper articles. Narrator Gerry Studds, in voiceover, explains the origins and actions of the AIDS Action Committee. Anne Marie Silvia (AIDS Action Committee) discusses some of the issues related to AIDS. Jeanne Blake (WBZ) talks about a news story she did about AIDS. Groopman talks about the government’s response, intercut with photos of doctors and activists. Voiceover continues about AIDS Action Committee’s early clients, during footage from a WCVB news story covering a protest march and candlelight vigil. Kessler talks about some patients, intercut with photos of patients. Voiceover continues about Action Committee’s volunteers, intercut with photos of volunteers. Kessler, in voiceover, talks about volunteers, over footage of volunteers. Voiceover continues talking about Patrick Buchanan and William F. Buckley’s reactions. Lodie talks about negative community reactions. Footage of patient Paul DiAngelo from a WGBH news story, intercut with photos, about reactions from other people. Kessler talks about hostile reactions to AIDS patients, intercut with photos of patients, and talks about the mission of the Committee: to advocate for and support patients and to educate the public. Voiceover continues about the Committee’s educational hotline. Voiceover continues about recognition of AIDS during footage from a WBZ news story about the death of Rock Hudson. Blake talks about resulting increased interest in the disease. Footage from a WBZ news broadcast about Hudson. Voiceover continues about Committee’s actions, over photos of newspaper and magazine stories. Peter Page (American Red Cross) speaks about Committee’s work with Red Cross staff. Silvia talks about blood donors. Footage of C. Everett Koop (Surgeon General) giving a statement about AIDS. Voiceover continues about lack of government response. Footage of George Bush (Vice President) talking about blood testing for certain groups of people. Footage from a WCVB news story about a protest march where Kessler was arrested. Kessler talks in interview about lack of government response. Voiceover continues about controversial sexually explicit AIDS prevention material, over photos of material and newspaper articles about the controversy. Silvia and Kessler talk about the material, over photos of material and editorial cartoons about the controversy. Connie Amaral talks about the need for explicit information. Voiceover continues about the increase in HIV infections, over photos of magazine covers. Groopman talks about the spread of the disease among different groups. Belynda Dunn (AIDS Action Committee) talks about her educational work, intercut with footage of her at work. Groopman talks about the challenge for the Committee and the impact of their work. Amaral talks about the positive impact of the Committee on her life. Voiceover continues about Committee activities, over photos of newspaper articles and educational materials. Richard Learning (AIDS Action Committee) talks about volunteer experiences, over footage of volunteers at work. Blake talks about the value of the Committee. Voiceover continues about the influence of patients on the Committee. Footage and photos of AIDS patients, all deceased, speaking in interviews and in public, ending with Lodie. Voiceover concludes about the work of the Committee, over photos and footage of marches. Credits over music.
Collection: CCTV
Description: Aerials of fire fighters responding to an accident on a bridge. Aerials of traffic on highways.
Collection: WHDH
Description: Footage from a piece on an exhibit of art by African American artists. Close ups on many of the pieces of art. Interview with an artist, who talks about his interactions with African art. A man addresses a group of school children who want to be artists. Interview with that man on the prevalence of African American artists throughout America.
Collection: WHDH
Description: Maureen Spofford (mayor’s office) describes parade route in voiceover during footage of parade and Cambridge streets. In interview, Spofford describes how Macnas performance group became involved with the parade. After this, interviews with different people: Johnny Cunningham (musician, composer) describes how celebrating St. Patrick’s Day brings the community together. Ann V. Quinlan (freelance writer/editor) talks about her anticipations for the parade. Spofford describes a meeting with the mayor about the parade. Richard Rossi (deputy city manager) describes police and staffing requirements. Footage of Kathy, Department of Public Works worker, at her desk. In interview, Spofford talks about the planning process. After this, interviews with different people: Pedro Smyth (parade organizer) talks about the lack of recognition of Cambridge’s Irish heritage and the purpose of parades. Cunningham talks about his involvement as an MC of the parade. Spofford talks about a press conference about the parade and reporters’ perception of the parade as a reaction to Boston’s parade. Footage of WCVB news coverage during her speech. Quinlan talks about the need for multicultural events. Spofford talks about the parade’s effect on the community. Footage of Cambridge Traffic Department at work, intercut with people erecting a stand and hanging bunting. Footage of band and flag wavers, paper mache mask, parade marchers and watchers, signs, and parts of parade floats. Kenneth E. Reeves (mayor), standing with young children, talks about the parade. Street interviews with man in animal costume and with parade watchers and marchers. Footage of band. Interviews with man in St. Patrick costume and with woman from Cambridge Public Library with snake paper-mache. Footage of band playing “Four Leaf Clover,” intercut with shots of crowd on street. In continuation of his previous interview, Cunningham talks about St. Patrick, intercut with footage of St. Patrick balloon. Interview with parade marcher about St. Patrick. Footage of parade marchers, including Grand Marshal Walter J. Sullivan, and parade bands and floats, intercut with interview of parade watcher. Interview of parade marcher. Footage of parade marchers and of St. Patrick balloon falling down and being repaired. Interview with parade watcher from Jamaica and other watchers, intercut with more footage of parade marchers. Interview with Mr. Gay New England, with parade marchers in Druid costumes, and with parade watchers, intercut with more footage of parade. Interview with Reverend Larry Love. Footage of parade watchers. At parade stand, Reeves introduces CRLS Band. Flag wavers perform in front of stand. Irish Consul-General O’Reardon congratulates parade participants. Warren Tolman (State senator) briefly addresses crowd. Reeves introduces more parade marchers. More footage of parade marchers and floats. Footage of ambulance and firetruck, and from Somerville, truck (with anti-gay slogans) that marks the end of the parade. Street interview with Reeves about the Macnas play that he saw, the parade and its inclusiveness, the community’s reaction. Credits and music over footage of parade watchers and band performing the music. Footage of city officials reopening the street.
Collection: CCTV
Description: Coverage of a reunion of people who used to spend time as young men at Barry’s Corner, an informal meeting place in Cambridge. Attendees talk about themselves, recite poems, and tell jokes. At the end, Tip O’Neill (Speaker of U.S. House of Representatives) tells a story about attending John F. Kennedy’s presidential inauguration and describes a ring he’s wearing that he received from Carl Yastrzemski. He also talks about some of the other people at the reunion and recites a poem.
Collection: CCTV
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: John Sayles (writer, director, actor) speaks at the Brattle Theatre. He reads excerpts from his story “The Halfway Diner.” He takes audience questions. He talks about his film “Night Skies” and how it was not completed, but inspired other works. He talks about how he started writing “Eight Men Out.” He talks about “Return of the Secaucus 7” and its supposed similarity to “The Big Chill.” He talks about funding his films. He talks about his writing process for his films and his literary work. He talks about his early days in East Boston. He talks about his film “Breaking In.” He talks about “Clan of the Cave Bear” and how his written version was changed for actual production. He talks about his television pilot “Shannon’s Deal” and the differences between working in TV and working in film. He talks about his acting work. He talks about his writing his films while taking an actor’s experience into consideration. He talks about early distribution for “Return of the Secaucus 7.”
Collection: CCTV
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: Interviews with people in Harvard Square about whether they think Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank should resign, after the revelation of his relationship with Steve Gobie. Most feel he should not.
Collection: CCTV