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Edwards, Les

Works: 6 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 68 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1991.4.S35, B
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Publications about Les Edwards
Publications by Les Edwards
Most widely held works by Les Edwards
Scrim; radio rebel in retrospect by Leslie M Edwards( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Race war in Rhodesia ( visu )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
" ... special report by ... Carl T. Rowan on the escalating war in Rhodesia. This in-depth analysis of the political tension in Rhodesia and neighboring African nations featured Mr. Rowan's exclusive unprecedented interviews with Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith and his three black allies on the ruling Executive Council -- Bishop Abel Muzorewa, the Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole and Chief Jeremiah Chirau -- plus lengthy sessions with the co-leaders of the Patriotic Front guerrilla forces, Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe."--1978 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. Carl T. Rowan attempts to find the truth of what is really happening in Rhodesia in the ongoing fighting between government and rebel forces of the Patriotic Front. Government leaders discuss their views on the leaders of the Patriotic Front and their concerns that the country will turn Communist if the Soviet and Cuban backed rebels should come to power. The rebel leaders discuss what it is their group hopes to accomplish in overthrowing the white-minority led government and why they had to turn to the Soviet Union and Cuba for military assistance. The program includes discussions of the economic conditions, discrimination and segregation of blacks and coloreds in Rhodesia that is causing so many citizens to rebel
Harambee ( visu )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"While riding on a train through the south, nine black men were arrested in 1931 for the alleged rape of two white women. Pardoned in November 1976 by the state of Alabama, Mr. Norris tells his story for the first time as a 'free man.' Incident by incident, Mr. Norris tells how the men were arrested and whisked from jail to jail in order to escape the lynch mob. The trial, the testimony by the two women who accused the men of rape, and the verdict that carried the death penalty are all part of Norris' story, as is his account of the life of a black prisoner in a southern jail."--1977 Peabody Digest
Harambee. the artist's story ( visu )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This documentary begins by noting that Jacob Lawrence was one of five artists, and the only African-American, chosen to paint a representation of President Jimmy Carter's inauguration. Using archival photographs, live action footage, and his paintings, the life and work of Jacob Lawrence is profiled. He is shown painting, teaching, and interacting with his wife, Gwendolyn Knight. Using voiceover, Lawrence talks about his work, his influences, and his love of teaching
My Washington, my world ( visu )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"During OUR CRISIS IN IRAN -- the premier[e] of WDVM-TV's 'My Washington, My World' ... Carl T. Rowan examined the events leading up to Iran's present tumultuous state, and assessed the potential for a major impact on the economics of the U.S., Western Europe and Japan -- provoking a major shift in the world balance of power. ... While in Iran and the Persian Gulf area, Mr. Rowan interviewed the Shah, Prime Minister, other key Iranian officials, political opposition leaders and dissident students, exploring the issues of possible Soviet intrigue, and of religious and other domestic causes of the upheaval."--1978 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. Dissident students and opposition leaders explain why they are opposed to the current government of Iran. Defense Minister Hassan Toufanian explains how the government is using the oil-generated monies not only for the national defense, but also for improving the economic and social conditions of the people. The Shah discusses his views on giving women equal rights; problems within his government; how life has improved for Iranians under his government; political prisoners; and the possibility of a takeover. Nasser Moghaddam, head of SAVAK, the state security organization, answers questions about allegations of illegal methods used in dealing with opponents of the government
60 minutes ( visu )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Tells the story of Mims Hackett, a black school teacher in Orange, New Jersey, who was allegedly set-up by local police on a kidnapping charge when he was about to win a seat on the city council. Once 60 Minutes began investigating, he was let out on parole after serving only eight months of a thirty-year sentence, although he still has a felony charge on his record. The focus of the story centers on whether Hackett was set-up because he was black
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Edwards, Les
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