The 51st State
The Christmas episode opens with a montage about the hassle of the holiday season in New York, with musical accompaniment. This is followed by children saying what they want for Christmas. In the studio, Patrick Watson showcases presents for New York City officials and organizations. The Watson gift bit is interspersed between various films: "A Christmas Story," a silent film about poverty, American enterprise, and capitalism; ?The Body Language of Gift Selection,? by Al Levin, about the sociology of buying gifts; an interstitial of a trip to the woods to cut a tree; several sections of interviews on the street about Christmas; and a film about the Christmas Bar at 43rd Street, a bar where it's Christmas 365 days a year.
Educational Broadcasting Corporation
Jansen, Gail (Associate Producer)
Levin, Al (Reporter)
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