Browse shows on: Bill Black

Black Reporters Black Reporters (June 9, 1986)
Guests: Bill Black, Chauncey Bailey, Emery King, Susan Watson
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Dianne Atkinson Hudson
Duration: 00:28:24
Description: This program from June 1986 is a fascinating look at the intersection of race and media in the mid 1980s. Host Ed Gordon begins by playing a clip from the previous week's program in which Detroit Mayor Coleman Young criticizes news coverage in the city as unfair and racially biased.
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.
Budget Cuts Budget Cuts (1990)
Guests: Lavelle Williams, Bill (George Martin) Black
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:37
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.

Black Images, Stereotypes and Media (1991)
Guests: John Conyers Jr, Don Barden, Bill Black, Robert McTyre, Harold Sullivan, Ed Gordon
Host: Chauncey Bailey
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:29:56
Description: This show is about black images, stereotypes, and media as they apply to black youth. It also deals with the marketing of alcohol and cigarettes to the black community. A clip of Michigan representative John Conyers, Jr. begins the show.

Guests include Don Barden of Barden Cable; Bill Black from WJR radio; Robert McTyre of the Michigan Chronicle; Harold Sullivan of Creative Communications; and Ed Gordon of BET news.
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.
Home Videos and Criminal Justice (1992)
Guests: Bill Black, Cornelius Pitts
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:30:51
Description: Host Cliff Russell and guests Bill Black and Cornelius Pitts discuss the rise of home videos of violent events being shown on the evening news.