Browse shows on: Trudy Gallant

Graduation is the Bottom Line (1986)

Host: Beth Konrad, Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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, Ed Gordon, Diane Atkinson-Hudson, Trudy Gallant, Cheryl Head, Rich Mayk
Producer : Jay Nelson, Darryl Wood
Duration: 01:28:54
Description: This show is a discussion of what can be done about the high dropout rate in Detroit.

Guests are students, parents, members of the community, school administrators, and teachers.
Casino Gambling (June 13, 1988)
Guests: Lawrence Doss, Helen Kelly, Keith Butler, Michael Jefferson
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:28:42
Description: This show is about the allowance of more casinos in Detroit. Guests include Lawrence Doss and Helen Kelly, both of the Casino Gaming Study Commission; Reverend Keith Butler, president of the Alliance Against Casino Gambling; and Michael Jefferson from Citizens for Detroit's Future.
1963 Civil Rights March (June 20, 1988)
Guests: William Ardrey, Edwina Pinson, Mel Ravitz, Maryann Mahaffey, Ken Cockrel, Ruby Turner, Nicholas Hood, William Anderson, James Del Rio, Tony Brown, Claud Young
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Trudy Gallant, Carole Gibson
Duration: 00:28:10
Description: This show is about the march in Detroit with Martin Luther King Jr. 25 years earlier. There are clips of interviews with people who were there, including Reverend William Ardrey of St. Paul AME Zion Church; Reverend Edwina Pinson of West Side Unity Church; Mel Ravitz and Maryann Mahaffey from Detroit City Council; attorney Ken Cockrel; and Ruby Turner, former religion writer for Pittsburgh Courier.

Guests are Dr. Claud Young, president of the Michigan chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; councilman Nicholas Hood, who was active in the 1963 march; civil rights activist Dr. William Anderson; and by phone, Judge James Del Rio and Tony Brown, organizers of the 1963 march.
Erma Henderson Erma Henderson (1989)
Guests: Erma Henderson
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Trudy Gallant
Description: This program, originally broadcast in late 1989, consists of an interview by Trudy Gallant of Detroit City Council President Erma Henderson. At the time, Henderson was preparing to leave the council after her fourth term. Henderson, who was the first black woman elected to the council and the first black person to serve as the council's president, had passed up an opportunity to run for reelection to the council to make an unsuccessful bid to be elected mayor.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1989)
Guests: Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Tony Mottley
Description: Jackie Joyner-Kersee was one of the most successful women athletes of the 20th century, winning a total of five Olympic medals in track and field events spread over four consecutive Olympic Games. The peak of her Olympic career was in 1988, when she won gold medals in both the heptathlon and the long jump.
Joe Clark Joe Clark (1989)
Guests: Joe Clark
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Tony Mottley
Description: In this special broadcast from 1989, host Trudy Gallant, presents a brief introduction to an extended (24-minute) excerpt from a speech by New Jersey high school principal Joe Clark. The speech had been recorded earlier during an appearance by Clark at Wayne State University in Detroit.
Kenny Cockrel Kenny Cockrel (1989)
Guests: Dennis Archer, Justin Ravitz, Mike Hamlin, Jack Russell, Ken Cockrell
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Gerald Smith, James Jackson
Description: Ken Cockrel was an often-controversial, often-inspirational figure in Detroit politics, from his emergence as a radical black activist and lawyer in the 1960s, through a term on the Detroit City Council, to speculation that he would run for mayor. This program, aired shortly after Cockrel's sudden death from a heart attack in 1989, explores Cockrel's contribution to the city.
Motown Revue Reunion Motown Revue Reunion (1989)
Guests: Johnny Bristol, Sylvia Moy, Ian Levine, the Satintone, the Velvelettes
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Tony Mottley
Description: In 1989, a British record producer who had grown up listening to the hits of Detroit's Motown Records during the 1960s decided to bring together many of the old groups together for to make a series of new recordings. In this program, host Trudy Gallant interviews the producer, Ian Levine, and two of the former Motown songwriters - Sylvia Moy and Johnny Bristol - who were involved in the new project.
Old Hastings Street Old Hastings Street (1989)
Guests: Dorothy DeMorcia, Wardell Polk, Siliva Williams, Lyman Woodard
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Tony Mottley
Description: This program from February 1989 crosses a range of categories as it explores the history of Detroit's black neighborhoods in the first half of the 20th century. Host Trudy Gallant discusses that history with a panel which includes two Detroiters who grew up in the Black Bottom/Paradise Valley area on the city's near east side, and the curator of a new exhibit about the period on display at the Detroit Historical Museum.
The Endangered Black Family The Endangered Black Family (1989)
Guests: Dr. Nathan Hare, Dr. Julia Hare
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Tony Mottley
Description: The Crisis in Black Sexual Politics, a book by Dr. Nathan Hare and Dr. Julia Hare, is the focus of this program from 1989. The coauthors, who were husband and wife, were both psychologists practicing in the San Francisco area. Nathan Hare had been the original chair of the Black Studies Department at San Francisco State University in 1968, which was the first Black Studies program established at a predominantly white university in the United States.

Tom Barrow (1989)
Guests: Tom Barrow
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:29:53
Description: This show is an interview with accountant Tom Barrow who was running against current mayor, Coleman Young, for his position.
University Programs (1989)
Guests: Darrell Dawsey, Mikal Ansari, Leigh Smith, Michael Goodin, Robert Lasker
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:27:31
Description: This show is a discussion of the effects of a protest at Wayne State to get an Africana studies program.

Guests include spokespersons and negotiators for the students Darrell Dawsey, Mikal Ansari, and Leigh Smith, as well as Michigan Chronicle reporter, Michael Goodin. Robert Lasker, editor in chief of South End newspaper (Wayne State's university paper) also joins the discussion over the phone.
State of Black America State of Black America (January 1989)
Guests: Dr. Leon Chestang, N. Charles Anderson, John E. Jacob
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Tony Mottley
Description: This program, broadcast in January 1989, discusses a report recently issued by the National Urban League assessing the economic and social challenges facing African Americans.
Special on Schools (February 27, 1989)
Guests: Frank Hayden, Zodie Johnson, David Olmstead, Evelyn Crane
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:57:26
Description: This show is a discussion about where the Detroit school system should be headed and what would make a good superintendent. Includes commentary from Susan Watson.
Guests are Frank Hayden, Detroit school board member and chairman of the Community Relations Committee; David Olmstead, Detroit school board member and chairman of the Finance Committee; Zodie Johnson, superintendent of area a; and Evelyn Crane, assistant superintendent of Detroit public schools.
Bill Johnson/Danton Wilson (July 17, 1989)
Guests: Bill Johnson, Danton Wilson
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:27:26
Description: This show is about "Coleman's Communication on Crime" newsletter.
Guests are Danton Wilson editor in chief of the Michigan Chronicle and former staff of the City of Detroit public information; and Bill Johnson, of the editorial staff of the Detroit News.
Saunders, Black, Russell (July 24, 1989)
Guests: Nelson Saunders, Bill Black, Cliff Russell
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:27:36
Description: This show is about how the mayoral race is shaping up.
Guests are state representative Nelson Saunders; reporter Bill Black of WJR radio; and reporter Cliff Russell of WWJ radio.
20th Anniversary Special (September 25, 1989)
Guests: Tony Brown, Gil Maddox, Abe Ulmer, Ron Scott, Juanita Anderson, George (voice only) Martin
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:59:38
Description: This show is about the history of Detroit Black Journal, and is filled with clips from old shows.

Guests include the first host of the show, Tony Brown, Gil Maddox, who originally wrote the proposal for the show, Abe Ulmer, another host of CPT, Juanita Anderson, former executive producer of DBJ, Ron Scott, former producer and host of DBJ, and George Martin, who worked on CPT and DBJ.
Rich-Johnson (October 16, 1989)
Guests: Wilbur Rich, Bill Johnson
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:28:54
Description: This show is about political endorsements, and how they influence votes. Guests are Professor Wilbur Rich, who teaches political science at Wayne State University; and Bill Johnson from the editorial board of the Detroit News and former campaign strategist.
Nigeria (October 31, 1989)
Guests: Sadiq Mohamed, Dean Johnson
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:26:06
Description: This show is about Nigeria and American trade opportunities there. Michigan opened an African trade office in Nigeria in the previous year, and set record sales, prompting the discussion topic.

Guests are Sadiq Mohamed, the deputy minister of the Nigerian Ministry of Trade; and Dean Johnson, of the Michigan Export Development Authority.
Adoption (1990)
Guests: Cheryl Coleman, Scott Damaschkes
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:26:47
Description: This show is about adoption, and whether black children would be better off in black homes.
Guests are Scott Damaschkes, who is bi-racial and was raised in a white home; and Cheryl Coleman, the Family Preservation Committee Chair from the National Association of Black Social Workers.
Budget Cuts Budget Cuts (1990)
Guests: Lavelle Williams, Bill (George Martin) Black
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Tony Mottley
Description: In early 1990, the city of Detroit was facing a major budget crisis. Concerns about the city's finances, which had barely surfaced during the mayoral election in October and November of 1989, had suddenly erupted into an $80 million budget shortfall that prompted Mayor Coleman Young to propose drastic cutbacks in city services.

Highlights of Mandela's Visit Highlights of Mandela's Visit (1990)
Guests: Margaret Baylor, Paul Hubbard, Susan Watson, Nelson Mandela, Emery King
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Gerald Smith, James Jackson, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:53:01
Description: Nelson Mandela made a triumphal visit to the United States in June 1990, after his release from twenty-seven years' imprisonment in South Africa. It was a visit that brought a tremendous outpouring of emotion at every stop, especially, but not exclusively, from African Americans.

Louis Farrakhan Louis Farrakhan (1990)
Guests: Louis Farrakhan, Rasul Muhammad
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:29:35
Description: Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam has been an important and controversial leader in the African American community since the late 1970s. A powerfully charismatic speaker, he was the primary organizer of the Million Man March in 1995. While many African Americans found the Million Man March to be a deeply inspirational event, Farrakhan has also been sharply criticized for his organization's separatist ideas and for comments that many considered anti-Semitic.
Miss USA (1990)
Guests: Carole Gist, Joan Gist
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:28:54
Description: This show is an interview with Carole Gist, the first black Miss USA (1990), and her mother about the pageant and their lives.
Reparations Reparations (1990)
Guests: Ray Jenkins, Christopher Alston
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Tony Mottley
Description: In early 1865, shortly before the end of the Civil War, General William T. Sherman began distributing parcels of land confiscated from Confederate supporters to former slaves along the coast of South Carolina and Georgia. He also loaned army mules to the former slaves to help them farm their newly acquired land.
Wilson/Slocom/Edwards (February 19, 1990)
Guests: Blenda Wilson, Harriet Slocom, Walter Edwards, Dudley Randall
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:27:42
Description: This show is about the decrease in blacks in higher education.
Guests include Dr. Harriet Slocom, the director of the urban teachers program at Wayne County Community College; Dr. Walter Edwards, assistant dean of the graduate school at Wayne State University; and Blenda Wilson, the chancellor of University of Michigan, Dearborn. There is also a short reading by Dudley Randall, a Detroit poet laureate, from his poem "Booker T. and W.E.B." that is interrupted by various performers reciting the poem.
Blacks and the Civil War (February 26, 1990)
Guests: Dale Rich
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:27:54
Description: This show is about the role black Americans played in the Civil War. The guest is civil war historian, Dale Rich.
Census (April 20, 1990)
Guests: Lyn Silas, Juliette Okotie-Eboh
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:27:44
Description: This show is about the census and why people in Detroit should take part in it. Guests include Lyn Silas, a census awareness coordinator; and Juliette Okotie-Eboh, the mayor's liaison for census activities.
Infant Mortality Prevention (May 7, 1990)
Guests: Vernice Davis-Anthony, Edna E. Batiste, Diane Whitney
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:27:57
Description: This show is about the high infant mortality rate in Detroit, and how to reach a solution.

Guests include Edna E. Batiste, administrator of the Detroit Health Department; Vernice Davis-Anthony, the executive director of the Wayne County Task Force for Infant Mortality; and Diane Whitney, a mother of six and former drug abuser.
Coleman Young (October 8, 1990)
Guests: Coleman A. Young
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show is an interview with Detroit mayor Coleman Young.
Ombudsman (November 12, 1990)
Guests: Marie Farrell-Donaldson
Host: Trudy Gallant

Duration: 00:26:54
Description: This show is about the problems with Detroit city services.
The guest is Ombudsman for the City of Detroit, Marie Farrell-Donaldson.
Holiday Show Holiday Show (December 1990)
Guests: Diane Campbell, Tina Brooks, Lisa Page, Keith Staten, Witness, Yolanda Harris
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:28:21
Description: This program from December 1990 is a Christmas special devoted to gospel music. Host Trudy Gallant introduces two contemporary gospel music acts: a women's quartet known as Witness and solo performer Keith Staten.
Minister Rasul Muhammad (December 10, 1990)
Guests: Rasul Muhammad
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:29:21
Description: This show is an interview with Minister Rasul Muhammad, the Nation of Islam's local leader. Includes clips of a speech by Louis Farrakhan.
Danny Glover (1991)
Guests: Danny Glover, Alfred Anderson, Gilbert Cargill, Leslie Morris
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:24:18
Description: This show is an interview with Danny Glover about his new movie "To Sleep with Anger" and a salute to Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.
Guests include actor Danny Glover; Leslie Morris, president of N.I.A.; and Gilbert Cargill and Chief Alfred Anderson, former flight instructors at the Tuskegee Institute.
Les Brown (1991)
Guests: Les Brown
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:25:16
Description: This show is an interview with motivational speaker, Les Brown about his life and how to be successful in the upcoming decade.
Michigan Budget Cuts (1991)
Guests: Bill Black, David Holmes, Marie Kaigler, Vicki Thomas, Joe Young
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:28:36
Description: This show is about Michigan budget cuts, and whether they are hitting the right departments.

Guests are Bill Black, a reporter for WJR radio; Vicki Thomas, a reporter for WDET radio; Marie Kaigler, a talk show host for WXYT radio; state senator David Holmes; and by phone, state representative Joe Young.
Ralph Cooper/Amateur Night (1991)
Guests: Ralph Cooper
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:26:15
Description: This show is an interview with Ralph Cooper about amateur night at the Apollo and what it has done to dispel racism. Ralph Cooper was the founder and MC of amateur night.
Wally Amos (1991)
Guests: Wally Amos, Anna Merritt, Deborah Flowers
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:27:47
Description: This show is about literacy and African Americans.
Guests are Wally Amos, actor, writer, and founder of Famous Amos cookies, he is on the show for his work with Literacy Volunteers of America; and Anna Merritt and Deborah Flowers from Detroit branch of Literacy Volunteers of America.
Minorities in Saudi Arabia (January 14, 1991)
Guests: Sharon Blackmon, Joyce Crutchfield, Osama Siblani, Elizabeth Allen
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:29:02
Description: This show is about the Persian Gulf War and it's impact on local minority communities.
Guests include attorney Sharon Blackmon of the Ad Hoc African American Committee for Peace; Joyce Crutchfield from the Coalition to Stop U.S. Intervention in the Middle East; Dr. Elizabeth Allen, Vietnam combat nurse; and Osama Siblani, editor and publisher of Sada al-Watan, an Arab-American newspaper.
Afrocentrism (February 1991)
Guests: Arthur Carter, Lyn Lewis, James Jenkins, Larry Fishburne, Ann Eskridge
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:29:04
Description: This show is a review of black history month.
Guests include Dr. Arthur Carter, interim deputy superintendent of Detroit Public Schools; sociologist, Dr. Lyn Lewis of the University of Detroit Mercy; and writer Ann Eskridge. Clips contain statements from James Jenkins, the founder of Greystone International Jazz Museum; actor Larry Fishburne, best known for his role in the movie "The Matrix"; and the writers of the play "Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame", Flip Fraser and J.D. Douglas.
Black Muslims (February 25, 1991)
Guests: Rasul Muhammad
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:29:18
Description: This show is about the Muslim religion. Includes clips of speech by Louis Farrakhan. The guest is Nation of Islam's local leader, Rasul Muhammad.
Homeless (March 25, 1991)
Guests: John Engler, Otis Green, Maureen Taylor, Olivia Wilcox, Florida A & M Gospel Choir
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:28:46
Description: This show is about budget cuts in Michigan and how it is affecting the poor. The show starts with a statement from John Engler, governor of Michigan at the time; and ends with clips of A & M Gospel Choir.

Guests include Olivia Wilcox from the Coalition on Temporary Shelter; Sergeant Major Otis Green, bed and bread coordinator for the Salvation Army Harbor Light; Maureen Taylor, director of the community based restitution program; "Faith" of the Shepherd House, and some homeless people from the area that aren't named.
SOSAD (May 1, 1991)
Guests: Clementine Barfield, Peggy Djurdjulov
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:28:47
Description: This show is about children getting killed in Detroit and how parents can help to stop it.
Guests are Clementine Barfield, founder and director of Save Our Sons and Daughters (SOSAD); and Peggy Djurdjulov, vice president of sales for Frito Lay (at the time Frito Lay was working with SOSAD to improve the community).
McGriff/School Year 90-91 (June 10, 1991)
Guests: Deborah McGriff, Gerald K. Smith, Emmett Moten
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:28:59
Description: This show is an interview with the Detroit public schools superintendent, Deborah McGriff, about the challenges and future of the schools. There are two taped segments added into the show. The first includes statements from Gerald K. Smith of the Kellogg Foundation about the Kellogg Foundation's commitment to the schools, and Emmett Moten, the co-chair of Northern Lights. The second clip is from a previous show.