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Broadcast Tape 15.  (Originally Van Camp Master #12)

Date:  ca. 1981

Duration:  00:32.94

Reporter: Rosemarie Van Camp.

A total of six public service annoucements, promotional videos and new reports.  No date is given but the discussions during Segment 4 mention the year 1981.

News reports were broadcast on WUFT-TV.

Originally produced on ¾” u-matic.  Reformatted to Betacam SP in 2003 and MPEG-2 in 2005.


Tape contents

Segment 1

Title:  [Dr. Mickie Edwardson and the movie “Harvest of Shame”]

Date:  ca. 1981

Reported by:  Rosemarie Van Camp

Duration:  00:06:56

File name: NPA1501

Dr. Mickie Edwardson, a professor in the UF College of Journalism and Communications,  is interviewed by Rosemarie Van Camp.  They discuss the movie “Harvest of Shame” which Dr. Edwardson uses in one of her classes.

Segment 2

Title:  [Recruiting above average black high school students]

Date:  ca. 1981

Reported by:  Rosemarie Van Camp

Duration:  00:01:17

File name: NPA1502


A brief promotional report about the efforts of the University of Florida to recruit talented black high school students to encourage them to attend UF.


Segment 3

Title:  [Honor Student Teresa Rush]

Date:  ca. 1981

Narrated by:  Teresa Rush

Reported by:  Rosemarie Van Camp

Duration:  00:12:12

File name: NPA1503


A promotional feature which is probably a duplicate of Segment 1 on Tape 11.  Teresa Rush is in the honors program at UF and is a broadcasting major.  She cites the many advantages of attending the University of Florida.  Near the conclusion of the feature Rosemarie Van Camp interviews several of the students in the honors program.

Segment 4


Title:  [Dr. John Kraft discusses Florida’s Economy]

Date:  ca. 1981

Reported by:  Rosemarie Van Camp

Duration:  00:09:56

File name: NPA1504

Rosemarie Van Camp asks Dr. Kraft questions about Florida’s current economic state.  She asks about the economic climate in various areas of the state.

Segment 5


Title:  [Dr. Robert Cade and Potassium study]

Date:  ca. 1981

Reported by:  Rosemarie Van Camp

Duration:  00:02:04

File name: NPA1505


Dr. Robert Cade (the inventor of Gator Ade) researchs the effect of potassium levels in runners.

Segment 6

Title:  [Fossil Site at Love Family Property]

Date:  ca.  1981

Reported by:  Rosemarie Van Camp

Duration:  00:01:49

File name: NPA1505


A report on an area of the Love family’s property on which fossils dated ten million years ago were discovered.   The University of Florida conducted excavation of the site and the fossils were housed in the Florida State Museum.

Segment 7


Title:  [Nan Smith’s Art Show]

Date:  ca. 1981

Reported by:  Rosemarie Van Camp

Duration:  00:01:18

File name: NPA1507


University of Florida professor of art in ceramics Nan Smith created an exhibit with dream imagery and dream narratives which filled the University Gallery.  The title of her show was “You Gotta Have a Dream to Make a Dream Come True”. 


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