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Decision or dilemma. [1956]

Author: George MathiesenJohn HighlanderWalt LaidlawCarol LeveneJoe MiksakAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : KPIX-TV, 1956.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English
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"A three-part editorial series highlighting the urgent need for rapid transit in the San Francisco Bay area. Films, still photographs, expert spokesmen, rear projection slides and narration were used to bring the problem before KPIX-TV viewers. The materials were synthesized in a documentary form for maximum information and impact."--1956 Peabody Digest. This is the first episode in the 3-part series, introduced by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Editorials
Community affairs
Documentaries and factual films and video
Drama
Television
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: George Mathiesen; John Highlander; Walt Laidlaw; Carol Levene; Joe Miksak; Ed Brady; Philip G Lasky; Rick Helicopters, Inc.; KPIX-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.),; Peabody Collection.
OCLC Number: 35653877
Notes: Entry to the 1956 Peabody Awards, Public Service category.
Running time: 30:00.
Credits: Production assistance, Rick Helicopters, Inc.
Performer(s): [Cast:] Joe Miksak (Joe), Ed Brady (Voice).
Description: 1 reel of 1 (ca. 1200 ft.) : opt sd., b&w ; 16 mm. kinescope.
Responsibility: a KPIX television editorial ; executive producer, George Mathiesen ; producer, John Highlander ; director, Walt Laidlaw ; written by Carol Levene.

Abstract:

"A three-part editorial series highlighting the urgent need for rapid transit in the San Francisco Bay area. Films, still photographs, expert spokesmen, rear projection slides and narration were used to bring the problem before KPIX-TV viewers. The materials were synthesized in a documentary form for maximum information and impact."--1956 Peabody Digest. This is the first episode in the 3-part series, introduced by station manager Philip G. Lasky. Discussed in relation to local transit are issues of population growth and commuter traffic in the San Francisco area. There are some dramatized scenarios.

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