Description: TV SHOW, BLACK JOURNAL, WITH HOST LOU HOUSE, COVERAGE OF ISSUES CONCERNING BLACK AUDIENCE Initial Broadcast Date: January 2, 1973 30 minutes -- Color What happened to black American during 1972? Tony Brown, the executive producer of Black Journal, recaps the major news events that touched the lives of black people on “Black ’72.” Looking at events that include the death of two black students at Southern University; the black political convention held in Gary, Indiana; the death of Reverend Clayton Powell; and the appointment of Benjamin Hooks, the first black to serve on the Federal Communications Commission, Brown asks, “Can black people in this New Year of 1973 move closer on social, economic and political fronts toward the goal of self-determination … can action replace superficial blackness and rhetoric?” Other black events covered on the program are: the release of “The Harlem Four”; the killings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; the death of Ghana’s Dr. Kwame Nkrumah; and the acquittal of Angela Davis. Among the more recent incidents recapped are: the boycott staged by white parents in Brooklyn to protest the enrollment of 32 New Jersey by white residents, protesting the construction of a black-sponsored apartment complex. “Black Journal” is a production of WNET New York. Executive producer: Tony Brown
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