NBC NEWS: DUPONT SHOW OF THE WEEK: MANHATTAN BATTLEGROUND (TV)

Summary

This documentary chronicles the last month of social worker Dan Murrow's five-year residency on 111th street in Spanish Harlem, New York. Murrow counsels some of the 3,000 residents on this overcrowded block about alcoholism, drug addiction, and unemployment, as he tries to deal with the violence that accompanies these conditions. During his five years on 111th Street, from 1958 to 1963, Murrow has managed to help eliminate the gang fighting, but citizens must still struggle to survive a multitude of social problems that remain. To thank Murrow and his wife, Hope, for their tireless efforts, residents throw a farewell party that features a performance by a social club called The Miracles, led by reformed gang member John Torres. Commercials deleted.


Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: October 20, 1963 Sunday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:50:16
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T:29493
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drug abuse
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1961-1964
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Credits

  • Irving Gitlin … Executive Producer
  • William Jersey … Producer, Director, Writer
  • Philip Burton … Associate Producer
  • Dane Clark … Narrator
  • Dan Murrow
  • Hope Murrow
  • John Torres