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Broadcast Tape 28.  (Originally labeled Blechman Master #3)

Date:  ca. 1982

Duration:  00:27:36

Reporters: Beth Blechman and Chris Dudley

8 news reports and public service announcements.  Marston's resignation on November 30, 1982 dates the videotape to that period. 

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


Tape contents

Segment 1

Title:  [Student Athletes and Dr. Marston]

Date:  ca. 1982

Duration:  00:04:59

File name: NPA2801

President Robert Q. Marston is shown on the football practice field with football practice taking place in the background.  He talks with Tracy Caulkins the award-winning swimmer.  Tom Weigman, a senior on the football team (#95) and a computer science major is interviewed.

Segment 2

Title:  [Office of Student Life]

Date:  ca. 1982

Reported by:  Beth Blechman

Duration:  00:07:46

File name: NPA2802

A report on the function of the Office of Student Life (OSL), which was created in 1979 to address the needs of the academics of student athletes. 

Segment 3

Title:  [Field and Classroom Team]

Date:  ca. 1982

Reported by:  Chris Dudley

Duration:  00:04:46

File name: NPA2803

This week’s featured field and classroom team is Spencer Jackson (#89 on the UF football team) and Laura Perkins who teaches statistics.  Football action scenes are shown as well as classroom scenes.

Segment 4

Title:  [Marston Resignation]

Date:  ca. 1982

Reported by:  Beth Blechman

Duration:  00:05:16

File name: NPA2804

Robert Q. Marston, president of the University of Florida, announces his impending resignation on November 30, 1982.  The resignation will be effective on September 4, 1984.  This will allow a transition time so that there will be no need for an interim president.  Dr. Marston comments on why he is leaving and his future plans.

Segment 5

Title:  [ET System]

Date:  ca. 1982

Reported by:  Beth Blechman

Duration:  00:01:29

File name: NPA2805

Thomas E. Martin of the Building and Construction department is studying several systems under a grant from the Department of Education.  The ET (Evapo Transporation) System is a septic tank system, which uses a greenhouse as a drain field.  Water is routed to a greenhouse through charcoal.

Segment 6

Title:  [Theatre Department]

Date:  ca. 1982

Reported by:  Beth Blechman

Duration:  00:01:49

File name: NPA2806

A feature on two theater students, Jamie McMurray and Barbara Kerns, who are auditioning for a soap opera.  Dr. Eugene J. (Jim) Hooks, chair of the theatre department, is interviewed.

Segment 7

Title:  [Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy]

Date:  ca. 1982

Reported by:  Beth Blechman

Duration:  00:01:26

File name: NPA2807

A feature about the Institute of Black Culture.  Bill Simmons, the head of IBC, speaks about the importance of passing on the legacy of Dr. King.

Segment 8

Title:  [The Elderly in Florida]

Date:  ca. 1982

Reported by:  Beth Blechman

Duration:  00:01:25

File name: NPA2808

Although Florida experienced a slow down in the growth of its elderly population, this will change by the year 2020.  Stan Smith, the head of the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR),  states that the greatest impact will be on health care for the elderly as well as on education and the demands for goods and services.

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