Hearts and Minds Together

Title

Hearts and Minds Together

Description

It was 1985, the height of Solidarity's struggle for freedom and democracy in Poland. A popular priest had been assassinated. The Communist regime was tightening its grip on dissidents. Against this backdrop of strife, a delegation from Buffalo, New York, journeyed into the heart of the struggle, meeting first with Solidarity leader Lech Walesa, then with Pope John Paul II in Italy. "Hearts and Minds Together" is a series of vignettes documenting this historic odyssey, further strengthening ties between the people of Poland and Western New York. The documentary shows the triumph of the human spirit over adversity and oppression. The pontiff, at a quiet moment in his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, told program host Rich Newberg: "Without Solidarity, there can be no peace."
Originally aired on WIVB-TV.

Date

1986-03-09

Source

Rich Newberg Reports Collection

Publisher

WIVB (Television Station : Buffalo, N.Y.)
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (publisher of digital)

Rights

Copyright held by WIVB-TV. Access to this digital version provided by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. Videos or images in this collection are not to be used for any commercial purposes without the expressed written permission of WIVB-TV and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. Users of this website are free to utilize material from this collection for non-commercial and educational purposes.

Relation

Digital Collections of the B&ECPL

Type

Moving Image

Format

video/mp4

Language

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