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Race Against Prime Time

Synopsis
Looks at the network and local television news reporting of racial conflict in Miami in 1980, following the acquittal by an all white jury of four Miami police officers on all charges related to the beating to death of a black man, Arthur McDuffie. Looks at how the news coverage was constructed and sets this against questions of historical background, news selection processes, who elects ‘community spokesmen’, and who does or does not get represented by news stories.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 59 min.
Year of production
1985
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Uses
Media studies courses; anti-racist organisations.*
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
news reporting; racial violence; television broadcasting; United States of America

Credits

Producer
David Shulman

Distributor

Name

Albany Video Distribution

Notes
Out of business from Nov 1995. Was located at Battersea Studios, Television Centre, Thackeray Road, London SW8 3TW.

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