Interview with Ossie Davis (1998)
Raw KRON-TV news footage from November 4th 1998 featuring scenes of Belva Davis interviewing actor, author and civil rights activist Ossie Davis (1917-2005). They discuss: the civil rights movement; Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Malcolm X; a book he recently co-wrote with his wife Ruby Dee - 'With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together'; his experience of racism in theater, film and television; his relationship with wife Ruby Dee and the economic realities of trying to be ethical but also make ends meet. When asked about his feelings for the future he states: "I feel exhilarated … I deeply believe that we're on the verge of major changes and that those changes will be for the better." Ends with brief views of them chatting on-camera after the 'official' interview is over, mostly about how technology has transformed their lives over the years. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
- Type of material
- local newsfilm
- BetaSP videotape
- Rights for this video belong to
- Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
- Date aired
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