Friday, June 8, 2012
RETRO-VISION OF 1960'S AMERICA - MALCOLM X ON CHICAGO'S CITY DESK - WMAQ-TV - CIRCA MARCH 17, 1963
As Americans cope with the partisan, political division that has factionalized the country,perhaps it's illuminating to reflect on one of this country's most turbulent chapters: the 1960's.
It was a volatile time when the struggle for racial and gender equality at home, plus the expanding war in Southeast Asia divided the nation , even threatening to unravel the very fabric of American society.
At the time, Television news held up a high-buff mirror up to society, which allowed viewers to assess the challenges that confronted them every day.
One of the most controversial voices to emerge from the civil rights movement was that of Malcolm X, a Black Muslim Minister and activist.
The ANTIHOSTILE YOU TUBE SITE has unearthed a rare and penetrating 1963 interview with Malcolm X on a Chicago public affairs program, WMAQ-TV's CITY DESK.
Questioners include respected WMAQ-TV anchorman,Floyd Kalber,and Chicagoland broadcast legend, Len O'Connor, who was the editorial voice of the NBC Owned & Operated Television Station for many years.
Host and moderator Jim Hurlbut also produced the March 17, 1963 panel program.
Enjoy this execeptional video artifact!!!!