The 1968 Washington, D.C. riots and the federal government's response altered the social and political climate of the nation's capitol. Producer Dan Collison presents a portrait of Washington, D.C. in 1988 against a backdrop of history, drawn from the perspectives of a variety of individuals, including Ira Sabin, a record store owner, Lillian Johnson Green, a jazz club and restaurant owner, community activist Ruth Webster, poet Gaston Neal, the mayor in 1988, Marion Barry and Senator Fred Harris, a member of the Kerner Commission. Told in the first person by writer Debra Morris, the documentary looks at the conditions which brought on the riots then, and visits neighborhoods to see what the conditions and attitudes are twenty years later.
The Soundprint documentary series features the best work of top radio producers. The award winning documentaries are renowned for drawing the listener into the story with compelling interviews, authentic voices and rich sound. From memoirs to science, health and popular culture, Soundprint creates a powerful experience the listener will not soon forget. Here are some related Soundprint documentaries:
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Soundprint Executive Producer: Moira Rankin
Senior Producer: Neenah Ellis
Technical Director: Anna Maria de Freitas
Associate Producer: Debra Morris
Audio Engineer: Dave Patschke
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