Almanac, Episode 109

Copy the text below to embed this resource

Main contributor
KUHT-TV (Television station)
First segment is interview with Professor William Cunningham, Director of Center for International Studies at University of St. Thomas, Peter Roussel, former Deputy Press Secretary for Ronald Reagan, and Kathleen Kelly, of the Houston International Protocol Alliance about the International Economic Summit for the following year, and whether or not it could be held in Houston. Second segment is interview with Houston Mayor, Kathy Whitmire, about the new program she's spearheading, as part of the War on Drugs, called "Houston Crackdown." Third segment is focused on Houston Metro's lack of accessibility, and its proposal to equip new buses with wheelchair lifts. Houston and Bowser interview Gunter Koetter, Metro Vice Chairman, and Lex Frieden, from the Coalition for Barrier Free Living. Fourth segment is interview with Graham Painter, Spokesperson for Houston Lighting and Power (HL&P) and Randy Allen, from the Public Utility Council, about Houston Lighting and Power phantom taxes. Fifth segment focuses on NASA and the 25th anniversary of the Moon Landing. Houston and Bowser interview Dr. Wendell Mendell from NASA, and author Alcestis Oberg. Sixth segment is interview with Anton Popov, who teaches history, Elena Krasnova, instructor of Danish, Mikhail Oinus, a sociology teacher, three of six students who were invited to Houston from Leningrad State University, but experienced a mix-up with host families.
Walko, Ann-Marie; Weiss, Jeffrey; Houston, J. D.; Bowser, Betty Ann
television programs
Cunningham, William; Roussel, Peter; Kelly, Kathleen; Whitmire, Kathy; Koetter, Gunter; Frieden, Lex; Painter, Graham; Allen, Randy M.; Mendell, Wendell; Oberg, Alcestis; Popov, Anton; Krasnova, Elena; Oinus, Mikhail; Drug control; Barrier-free design; Student exchange programs; Public television
KUHT Film and Video
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
Rights Statement
In Copyright
Physical Description
This item is from an archival collection and may contain content which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.
Digitization and access for this item is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (2017).
Other Identifiers
Other: ID 1997-006a, AV Shelving; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm90107014d
Finding Aid

Access Restrictions

This item is accessible by: the public.