Description: TV SHOW, BLACK JOURNAL, WITH HOST LOU HOUSE, COVERAGE OF ISSUES CONCERNING BLACK AUDIENCE Initial Broadcast Date: January 16, 1972 30 minutes -- Color Black Journal will continue its series of profiles n cities with major black populations with a survey of Chicago, Illinois. The program examines many of the city’s social, political and economic problems. Approximately 1.3 million black people live in Chicago and while some spokesman on the program feels that Chicago has provided more opportunities for blacks than any other city, there are also those who charge that “Chicago is probably the most racially segregated city in America.” Along with other large American cities, Chicago is fighting a serious drug addiction problem. On the program, Kuuma, a black theater workshop presents a scene from an anti-drug play. Chicago is a city noted for its black historical institutions and the program includes a visit to Provident Hospital, where the first open heart surgery in the United States was performed by a black surgeon, Dr. Daniel Hill Williams, in 1893. The program also examines Chicago public school system, were reading and mathematics scores for black children are far below the national norm. Other highlights include a “rap session” with inmates at nearby Pontiac Prison, and a sharp criticism of the city’s white-controlled communications media. “Black Journal” is a production of WNET New York. Executive producer: Tony Brown
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