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  • Collection: Rich Newberg Reports Collection

ThePromiseOf100Years.mp4
The organized struggle for civil rights in America had its early roots in Buffalo, New York in 1905. Hoping to create a great "current of protest," W.E.B. Dubois and fellow activists met at the home of Mary Talbert and voiced their demands for…

TheVisionAndTheVictory.mp4
The election of Byron Brown as Buffalo's first African American mayor came one hundred years after the nation's modern civil rights movement was born on the Niagara Frontier. The Niagara Movement, which began in 1905, was the forerunner of the…

LifeandLegacyBennettSmith.mp4
Series of reports on the life of Rev. Bennett Smith of Buffalo, who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1960s. He died on August 7, 2001. Reports cover Rev. Smith's funeral, attended by New York Senator Hillary Clinton, and the Rev. Jesse…

WhatHappenedToTheDream.mp4
Buffalo civil rights leaders reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King's dream vs. reality. Revisits the urban riots of the turbulent 1960s. The series raises the question: Are Buffalo's African American citizens better off now than they were during those…

JudgeJohnCurtin.mp4
U.S. District Court Judge John Thomas Curtin (August 24, 1921 - April 14, 2017) was interviewed by WIVB-TV Senior Correspondent Rich Newberg on April 18, 1995. The subject was affirmative action.   Judge Curtin issued rulings establishing minority…

BuffaloSoulLegacy.mp4
Aging African American musicians reflect on Buffalo's glory days as a great jazz city, highlighting the jam sessions at the Colored Musicians Club. Includes a tribute to the late Al Tinney, one of the founding fathers of modern jazz. The challenges…

APalaceForBuffalo.mp4
A palace for Buffalo: the colorful history of the Shea's Buffalo Theater and its dynamic founder Michael Shea. This television special revisits the magic of the silent movie era, the desperate fight to save the theater from the wrecker's ball, and…

PlayItAgainBuffalo.mp4
Five part series featuring memories from some of Buffalo's vaudeville and nightclub entertainers of the 1940's and 1950's, including Tony Ode, former master of ceremonies at McVan's nightclub, and Lenny Paige, former MC at the Town Casino. Second…

50GoldenYears.mp4
Shows the history of Buffalo, N.Y.'s first television station, WBEN-TV (now WIVB-TV) Channel 4, from 1948-1998. Features anchors Rich Newberg, Carol Jasen, Jacquie Walker, Don Postals, Van Miller, and Don Paul. Includes video clips and photographs…

Woodstock.mp4
The Woodstock Festival of 1969 is commemorated 20 years later. Shot on location at Bethel and Swan Lake, New York. Featured interview with comic activist Hugh Nanton Romney, better known as "Wavy Gravy," who helped keep the peace during Woodstock.
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