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  • [The 90’s raw: Meredith Duhamel]

    [The 90’s raw: Meredith Duhamel]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Interview by Starr Sutherland with Meredith Duhamel, AIDS educator in San Mateo County, CA. She discusses how tactics in AIDS education have changed from the ’80s to the ’90s. Continue reading

  • The AIDS Connection: Hour V

    The AIDS Connection: Hour V

    This tape is a broadcast from hour 5 of an historic live, all night, talk show that addressed various issues surrounding the AIDS crisis. It was a breakthrough for live TV via satellite as it had never been attempted to connect five locations via satellite, with live feeds to and from the CONUS/Hubbard Broadcasting studio in Minneapolis. No nationally televised long-form program about the AIDS epidemic had been on the air when this was produced. It was seen on more than 120 stations around the country and brought together top experts in the field in the early days of public awareness of AIDS.

    Each hour featured a panel of guests taking questions from the hosts, the studio audience members, and the audience members and panelists participating via satellite. This hour is split into two half-hour segments. The first segment focuses on the global AIDS crisis and AIDS outside of the U.S. The second segment focuses on AIDS and religion (mainly AIDS and Christianity). Each segment features a call-in survey related to the segment topic. Several public service announcements, usually featuring celebrities, were shown in each half hour. Continue reading

  • Anzanga Marimba And Dance Ensemble

    This tape is an episode of “This Town’s Talent”, a program that appears to be produced for a local PBS or cable-access station. This episode features The Anzanga Marimba and Dance Ensemble, a group that performs traditional and contemporary African music using mostly marimbas, a type of African xylophone. The group performs five or six songs, and then ends the show with a traditional African dance. While the music and dancing are good, the show is hampered by its low (i.e. cable-access-ish) production values. Continue reading