The 51st State
Sunday Edition

Episode Description
John Drimmer's film, In Search of Work, reports on the employment issues facing the college class of 1973. Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, blues singers from the south, performs live in studio. Selwyn Raab reports on the 26 year incarceration of Carl DeFlumer Jr., a minor who plead guilty to murder at the age of 14. Richard Howard reads Wystan Hugh Auden's poem, "Voltaire at Ferney" and speaks about Auden's contribution to the world of poetry.

Employment & labour market
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996
Terry, Sonny
DeFlumer Jr., Carl
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973


Production Company

Copyright Holder
Educational Broadcasting Corporation

Colgan, Mick
Hankal, Robert (Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee)

Drimmer, John (as Produced, In Search of Work)
Hoffman, Milton (Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee)
McBride, Fern (Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee and W. H. Auden)
Raab, Selwyn (as Produced, The Case of Carl DeFlumer)

Bohen, Fred (as Host)

Clarke, Ramsey (The Case of Carl DeFlumer)
Howard, Richard (W. H. Auden)

Other Credits
Armstrong, Kay (as Sound, The Case of Carl DeFlumer)
Barnard, Aubrey (as Assistant Cameraman, The Case of Carl DeFlumer)
Barnett, Juan (as Videotape Editor, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee)
Bohen, Fred (as Managing Editor)
Chumbley, Leonard (Technical Director)
Clifford, Judy (The Case of Carl DeFlumer)
Drimmer, John (as Written by, In Search of Work)
Eisler, Benita (as Assistant to the Producer, W. H. Auden)
Foresta, Tony (as Cameraman, The Case of Carl DeFlumer)
Gilson, Gary (as Story Editor, In Search of Work)
Jansen, Gail (In Search of Work)
Kinard Jr., John (Lighting Director)
Levey, Charles (as Cameraman, In Search of Work)
McCarther, Ray (The Case of Carl DeFlumer)
McGhee, Brownie (Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee)
Merdin, Jon (Associate Director)
Milito, Sebastian (as Still Photography, In Search of Work)
Moore, Jody (Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee)
Ortiz Jr., Eulogio (as Production Assitant)
Peck, Charles Nelson (as Sound, In Search of Work)
Raab, Selwyn (as Written by, The Case of Carl DeFlumer)
Schaefer, Philip (as Assistant Cameraman, In Search of Work)
Simon, Miller (Associate Producer)
Smirnoff, Paul (Coordinating Producer)
Terry, Sonny (Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee)
Tornello, Frank (In Search of Work)
White, Newton (as Scenic Design by)

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