Today's story is "No Roses for Harry" by Gene Zion
Illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham
Author (No Roses for Harry):
Illustrator (No Roses for Harry):
with Peter Woods
They have treasured memories of other times -firm views about present times.
In the race for today few of us spare enough time to listen - even to learn-from people who also know about yesterday, as they talk to the Man Alive reporters
A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives
Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson
This week: The Mood of America: 1: Kent, Ohio
Four students were shot dead, more wounded, when National Guardsmen opened fire during a campus demonstration against American involvement in Cambodia. And a small university town, tragically, makes world headlines.
The shootings at Kent State University hardened attitudes that had been there all along. Militant students now see the enemy as coming out into the open. Diehard townspeople talk of a chance to 'finish the job' the National Guard started and put down what they call 'the freaks and hippies' for good. Both university and town authorities waver between repression and conciliation.
Moderates on both sides have become uncertain. Above all, the situation in Kent underlines the failure of understanding between generations: between rebellious youngsters and anxious parents, between radical students and conservative townspeople.
In the first of four programmes John Percival reports on the tensions underlying the present mood of America.
(This week's recipe: page 12)
Outside broadcast directed by:
by John Brunner
Dramatised by Jeremy Paul
[Starring] George Cole as James Hale, June Barry as Rowena Hale, Peter Halliday as Patrick Wilson and Stanley Meadows as Henry
The Government's 'contact' service banished the fear of death - the mind of the dead can be passed to a relative, a loved one... but what about the friendless, the unloved?
Title music composed and conducted by:
Sir Barrimore Jones:
Tonight you can match your wits against Joyce Grenfell, Bernard Levin, Robin Ray
Guest musician Gerald Moore
Chairman Joseph Cooper