Patricia Gormin COLLECTION

 

 

(Mss 306)

 

 

Inventory

 

 

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

 

June 2002

 

 

Contents

 

 

Summary

 

Historical Note

 

Container List

 

Index Terms

 

Procedures for Requesting Special Collections Materials

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

Size:                          55  ľ” U-matic videotapes (8.3 linear feet)

 

Geographic

locations:                 New Orleans, La.

 

Inclusive dates:      February 1978-August 1982

 

Summary:                Videotapes of Project 8, a monthly, thirty-minute program broadcast by WVUE-TV, New Orleans.  The program was produced, written, and reported by Patricia Gormin.

 

Related

collections:              Alec Gifford/WDSU Television Archive of New Orleans Broadcasting (Mss 277); WVUE Channel 8 News Collection (Mss 319)

 

Source:                     Gift, May 2002

 

Access:                     No restrictions

 

Copyright:                Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.

 

Citation:                    Patricia Gormin Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

 

 

Historical Note

 

 

            WVUE-TV began broadcasting in New Orleans as WJMR, Channel 12, in 1953.  It later changed its call letters to WVUE and moved to Channel 8.  Originally an affiliate of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), WVUE switched to the Fox network on January 1, 1996.

 

            Among programs produced locally by WVUE was Project 8, a thirty-minute public affairs and information show that was produced, written, and reported by Patricia Gormin.  Project 8 was broadcast monthly between February 2, 1978 and August 23, 1982.

 

 

            Processing note: brief descriptions of program content were provided by Ms. Gormin.

 

 

 

Container List

 

 

1982

 

306-1              August 23, 1982             Home Sweet Home”(hard-to-place kids)

 

306-2              July 26, 1982                   “Collections” (hidden treasures)

 

306-3             

306-4              June 28, 1982                 “To Be Or Not To Be” (abortion) – 2 tapes

 

306-5              April 23, 1982                  “School Violence” (trouble on local campuses)

 

306-6              March 26, 1982               “From New Orleans With Love” (New Orleans exports)

 

306-7              February 26, 1982          “Hard Times” (unemployment)

 

306-8              January 28, 1982            “New Lives” (refugees from Eastern Bloc countries)

 

 

1981

 

306-9             

306-10            December 21, 1981       “The Transit Crunch” (NOPSI and riders face a crisis) – 2 tapes

 

306-11            November 30, 1981        “Whiz Kids” (high I.Q. students)

 

306-12            October 26, 1981            “The Guardian Angels” (citizen patrols)

 

306-13            September 28, 1981      “What’ll They Think Of Next?” (local research center discoveries)

 

306-14,          

306-15            August 27, 1981              “Runaways: New Orleans” (youngsters on the lam)—2 tapes

 

306-16            August 3, 1981                “Behind Bars” (Orleans and Jefferson Parish prisons)

 

306-17            June 29, 1981                 “Mirror Mirror on the Wall” (health and beauty rituals)

 

306-18            May 30, 1981                  Vietnam: The War Continues” (delayed stress syndrome)

 

306-19            April 24, 1981                  “Til Death Do Us Part” (battered women)

 

306-20            March 26, 1981               “Hot Line” (city councilmen respond to live phone calls)

 

306-21            February 28, 1981          “Mad As Hell” (citizens fight back against crime)

 

306-22            January 29, 1981            “The Ambassadors” (local do-gooders)

 

 

1980

 

306-23

306-24            December 29, 1980       “David: Alive At Last” (first recipient of brain pacemaker) – 2 tapes

 

306-25            October 25, 1981            “Endangered Species” (threatened local institutions)

 

306-26            September 4, 1980        “Homosexuality (Part II)” (community representatives respond)

 

306-27            August 28, 1980              “Homosexuality (Part I)” (homosexuals talk openly)

 

306-28            July 26, 1980                   “New Orleans When It Sizzles” (summer activities for kids)

 

306-29            June 30, 1980                 “Where There’s a Will . . .” (handicapped people)

 

306-30            May 29, 1980                  New Orleans a la Carte” (tourism)

 

306-31            April 26, 1980                  “Power to the People” (nuclear power plant nears completion)

 

306-32            March 27, 1980               “Day By Day” (recovering alcoholics)

 

306-33            February 28, 1980          “By Hook or Crook” (prostitution)

 

306-34            January 26, 1980            “Halfway Home” (mental patients on their way back to society)

 

 

1979

 

306-35            December 25, 1979       “To All a Good Night” (Christmas traditions for children)

 

306-36            November 30, 1979        The Last Ride?” (emergency health care)

 

306-37            October 30, 1979            “Pride of New Orleans” (women’s professional basketball)

 

306-38            September 29, 1979      “ARSON” (firebugs)

 

306-39            July 26, 1979                   “Cruisin’” (sightseeing on the Mississippi River)

 

306-40            June 28, 1979                 “Do Unto Others” (charities)

 

306-41            May 31, 1979                  “Street of Dreams” (preservationists vs. skid row winos)

 

306-42            April 28, 1979                  “Prime Time” (productive senior citizens)

 

306-43            March 31, 1979               “Michoud: The Outer Space Connection” (tanks for the space shuttle)

 

306-44            March 1, 1979                 “Within These Walls” (public housing projects)

 

306-45            January 29, 1979            “Horn of Plenty” (black music)

 

 

1978

 

306-46            November 30, 1978        “Bon Appetit!” (foods of New Orleans)

 

306-47            October 28, 1978            “In Broad Daylight” (urban crime)

 

306-48            September 7, 1978        “The Strike” (schoolteachers man the picket lines)

 

306-49            August 30, 1978              “Of Saints & Circuses” (status reports on the Superdome)

 

306-50            July 26, 1978                   “Thursday’s Child” (unwanted and abused children)

 

306-51            June 29, 1978                 “No Place to Hide” (hurricanes)

 

306-52            June 1, 1978                    “End of the Line” (Southern Crescent train faces extinction)

 

306-53            April 14, 1978                  Panama, the Port & You” (effect of Panama Canal treaties)

 

306-54            March 9, 1978                 “Home At Last” (Vietnamese refugees in New Orleans)

 

306-55            February 2, 1978            “Mardi Gras: Behind the Mask” (economic impact of the celebration)

 

 

 

Index Terms

 

 

Gormin, Patricia

Project 8 (Television program)

WVUE-TV (Television station : New Orleans, La.)