The 51st State

Episode Description
Ron Finley reports on the planning, construction, and opening of the World Trade Center. A film reports on the racial segregation and tension in the Canarsie neighborhood and school system. Patrick Watson and Eleanor Holmes Norton talked about the Canarsie school situation. Robert Anson presents a personal profile of Bernie Roth, a taxi driver who grew up on the Lower East Side, but now lives in the North Bronx. Fred Powledge reports on the integration of brownstone houses in South Brooklyn. Betsy Marston reports from abortion hearings at NYU's Law Center, on the right to life/choice debate. An in studio discussion follows.

World Trade Center -- New York (N.Y.)
Segregation -- Canarsie -- Brooklyn (N.Y.)
Personal Profile -- Roth, Bernie -- Taxi driver
Brownstone buildings -- Brooklyn (N.Y.)


Colgan, Mick

Executive Producer
Willis, Jack

Almond, Peter
Batten, Tony
Bernstein, Penny
Finley, Ron
Gilson, Gary
Glauber, Stephen
Gordon, Barbara
Ivie, Ardie
Kamen, Jeff
Kotuk, Richard
Levin, Al
Levenson, Hal
Marston, Betsy
McBride, Fern
Parsons, John
Porambo, Ron
Raab, Selwyn

Watson, Patrick

Norton, Eleanor Holmes ("Canarsie")
Graham, Ross ("Abortion debate")
Shack, Barbara ("Abortion debate")

Other Credits
Abecassis, Andree (as Reporter)
Ardin, Milagros (as Reporter)
Buckley, Brian (as News Staff)
Callahan, Daniel (as Reporter)
Clifford, Judy (as Reporter)
Collins, Tom (as City Editor)
Cozzell, Michael (as Reporter)
Dana, Alice (as Reporter)
Dane, Isabella (as Reporter)
Francis, Diedre (as Reporter)
Gesner, Clark ("World Trade Center")
Giudici, Carry (as News Staff)
Graf, Richard (as Managing Editor)
Jansen, Gail (as Reporter)
Krakenberg, Nancy (as News Staff)
Martorano, Steve (as Reporter)
Mena, Maria (as Reporter)
Peter, Laurie (as News Staff)
Rechani, Sally (as News Staff)
Romano, Linda (as News Staff)
Scourby, Alexander ("World Trade Center")
Sterner, Beverly (as Reporter)

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