Shows Airing From 1970s

Dr. Mehdi (1977)

Dr. Mehdi Guests: Dr. Mehdi
Host : Ron Scott
Producer : Tony Mottley
Description: This program features host Ron Scott in an extended interview with Dr. M. T. Mehdi, president of the American Arab Relations Committee, discussing America's role in the Middle East.

Alex Haley: The Man Behind The Roots (1977)

Alex Haley: The Man Behind The Roots Guests: Alex Haley
Host : Ron Scott
Producer : Tony Mottley
Description: This special broadcast from 1977 features an extended interview with Alex Haley, author of Roots and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Coal Strike (1978)

Coal Strike Guests: Helen Huddleston, Burdette Crowe, Len Gross, John Hutchinson, Wayne Busby, Alec Meiklejohn, Kathy Busby, Cecil Roberts, Mike Meares, John Huddleston, Jane English
Host : Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Description: This program is unusual in the Detroit Black Journal series in that it takes on a topic that does not, on the surface, appear to be directly related to Detroit or African Americans. Nevertheless, it shows the scope of the program's interests.

Millie Jackson (1978)

Millie Jackson Guests: Mildred Jackson
Host : Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Description: The show opens with a 4 minute live performance of Millie Jackson singing "Sweet Music Man." Host Ron Scott interviews Jackson about a range of topics from her performance style to "kids today," women's liberation, and her plans for the future.

James Brown (1978)

James Brown Guests: James Brown
Host : Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Description: James Brown has been a powerful figure on the music scene since the 1950s. This 1978 program, with host Ron Scott, consists of an interview with Brown that examines some of his personal history and his objectives as a musical artist.

Coal Strike (Clip 1) (1978)

Guests: John Huddleston, Mike Meares, Jane English, Wayne Busby, John Hutchinson, Len Gross, Burdette Crowe, Helen Huddleston, Alec Meiklejohn, Kathy Busby, Cecil Roberts
Host : Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Description: The episode opens with statements from President Jimmy Carter announcing the strike settlement. Carter also recognizes the difficulty of the job of a miner. Next is a preview of a family, one who says that the miners have no choice but to stay out of the mines.

Bobby Seale (Clip 1) (1978)

Guests: Bobby Seale
Host : Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Description: The show opens with a recording of one of Bobby Seale's speeches in Oakland in the 1960s about what blacks want, need, and are entitled to in the world. Seale is then introduced as a guest on the show and the interview begins.

Bobby Seale (Clip 2) (1978)

Guests: Bobby Seale
Host : Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Description: The show opens with a recording of one of Bobby Seale's speeches in Oakland in the 1960s about what blacks want, need, and are entitled to in the world.

Bobby Seale (Clip 3) (1978)

Guests: Bobby Seale
Host : Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Description: The show opens with a recording of one of Bobby Seale's speeches in Oakland in the 1960s about what blacks want, need, and are entitled to in the world.

Eartha Kitt (1978)

Eartha Kitt Guests: Eartha Kitt
Host : Ron Scott
Producer : Tony Mottley
Description: In a sometimes emotional interview, legendary singer, dancer and actress Eartha Kitt talks with host Ron Scott about her career, her personal philosophy, and the professional price she paid for her political honesty.

Coal Strike (Clip 2) (1978)

Guests: John Huddleston, Mike Meares, Jane English, Cecil Roberts, Kathy Busby, Alec Meiklejohn, Wayne Busby, John Hutchinson, Len Gross, Burdette Crowe, Helen Huddleston
Host : Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Description: The episode opens with statements from President Jimmy Carter announcing the strike settlement. Carter also recognizes the difficulty of the job of a miner. Next is a preview of a family, one who says that the miners have no choice but to stay out of the mines.

Coal Strike (Clip 3) (1978)

Guests: John Huddleston, Mike Meares, Jane English, Cecil Roberts, Kathy Busby, Alec Meiklejohn, Wayne Busby, John Hutchinson, Len Gross, Burdette Crowe, Helen Huddleston
Host : Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Description: The episode opens with statements from President Jimmy Carter announcing the strike settlement. Carter also recognizes the difficulty of the job of a miner. Next is a preview of a family, one who says that the miners have no choice but to stay out of the mines.

James Brown (clip 1) (1978)

Guests: James Brown
Host : Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Description: They begin by talking about Brown’s early life, during which he worked extremely hard and only went as far as the seventh grade. Brown says that his early life taught him about the importance of working hard and gave him an appreciation for struggling to get somewhere, and Scott asks him what he says to youngsters that don’t know what that is like. Brown says that he makes them aware of their ignorance of this, and that they should understand that it exists.

Bobby Seale (Part 1) (1979)

Bobby Seale (Part 1) Guests: Bobby Seale
Host : Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Description: Bobby Seale was a key figure in the development of African American consciousness and radical political activism in the 1960s. Seale was one of the founders of, and an important spokesman for, the Black Panther Party. In this program from 1979, Seale talks with host Ron Scott about his role with the Black Panthers, his recently published autobiography, and his new sense of direction for the 1980s.

Who Controls the Media? (1979)

Who Controls the Media? Guests: Al Chambliss, Zora Brown
Host : Lawton K. Jackson
Producer : Tony Mottley
Description: This recording of a Detroit Black Journal program on citizens' efforts to influence television and radio broadcast programming is incomplete.

Bobby Seale (Part 2) (1979)

Bobby Seale (Part 2) Guests: Bobby Seale
Host : Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Description: Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, talks with host Ron Scott about his role with the Black Panthers, his recently published autobiography, and his new sense of direction for the 1980s. This is the second part of a two part interview in 1978.