Recorders Court

Recorders Court (September 22, 1995)
Duration: 00:27:46

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Themes: Leadership | Sports and Entertainment | Motor City and Motown |

Guests: Kim Worthy, Benjamin Blake, Esther Rolle
Host : 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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Producer : Tony Mottley


Summary: This show is about abolition of recorders court and the merging of its docket with Wayne county circuit court. It also includes an interview with actress Esther Rolle (famous for her roles in the TV shows "Maude" and "Good Times"), and Darryl Wood's commentary on the death of Deletha Word. Deletha Word died after being beaten to death on a bridge in Detroit in front of a crowd of 40 people.
Guests are Judge Kim Worthy of the Recorders Court; and Chief of the Youth Offender Victims Services and Community Outreach for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, Benjamin Blake.

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