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ITN Roving Report: Transatlantic

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Report on New York, investigating the problems that Kennedy, the new President, will have to face, including bad housing, poverty and race relations. The report takes Harlem as a case-study. The report opens with a report on the liner journey across the Atlantic to New York.

'Roving Reports' was a series of documentary reports produced by ITN News from around the world, broadcast between 1957 and 1964. Black and White B/W material.

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Reporter:Tom St. John Barry
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USA: New York:
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AIR VIEW (AERIAL) New York City skyline with E...

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AIR VIEW (AERIAL) New York City skyline with Empire State building and Chrysler building and other skyscrapers / AIR VIEW (AERIAL) Statue of Liberty / More AERIALs Manhattan skyscrapers / AIR VIEW (AERIAL) helicopter landing pad on top of skyscraper / Helicopter on landing pad /

ENGLAND: Southampton:
Various of ocean liners in dock

Reporter to camera / Barry showing ticket then going on board liner 'United States' / Member of cabin crew taking Barry's case / Women standing at railings waving / Barry looking over railing / Plumb line on side of ship / Tugboat / Family waving from deck as ship leaves harbour / Ocean liner

AT SEA:
Ship along / Reporter on deck / Ship's prow /

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Barry down steps / Deckchairs on covered lower deck / Various of ...

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Barry down steps / Deckchairs on covered lower deck / Various of rough, stormy seas as gale-force winds blow SOT / People playing table tennis on lower deck

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Lounge area / Waiter along with tray to cabin / Barry and companion (wearing dinner suits) / Chefs and catering staff preparing food in kitchen / Waiters with trays of food on silver service / More of food preparation / Chef using pastry bag to ice dessert / Food placed in bowls / Barry on exercise bicycle in gym / People in ship's swimming pool / Barry climbing out of pool / Women in bathing suits at edge of swimming pool / Boy wearing inflatable life-jacket swimming in pool / Children in playroom / Window display in shop / Women in shop / Sea seen through window

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Wake left by ship

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Barry looking out at New York skyline as ship arrives in harbour / Ship along through ice in Hudson River / Dock workers tying rope to stanchion / Barry disembarking

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Slush covered road, parked cars and apartment buildings seen from driver's POINT OF VIEW (POV)

Harlem:
High shot of traffic and buildings at cross-street intersection / Various of pedestrians along / Metro train along over bridge / Train along on elevated track past Park Avenue sign / Brownstone tenement building with fire escape staricases / People along rundown street / Traffice (big American cars) along street / Children's clothes hanging outside store / Various of African-American shoppers and pedestrians along down street / Derelict building in slum district / Sign outside basement church / Various of Baptist Church signs / Barry entering offices of New York Amsterdam News / New York Amsterdam News building

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James L. Hicks (Editor of New York Amsterdam News) interview SOT
- Discrimination takes place in every day life in New York / It is disappearing through legal means and good human relations but in rep...

James L. Hicks (Editor of New York Amsterdam News) interview SOT
- Discrimination takes place in every day life in New York / It is disappearing through legal means and good human relations but in reply to your question every day there is direct discrimination against Negroes in this city / Housing is worse in Harlem than any other part of New York / On problem of housing and story about 'The rats who run Harlem' - the two-legged and four-legged kind

CUTAWAY New York Amsterdam News story about rats in Harlem houses

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Barry and Hicks leaving newspaper offices / Barry and Hicks walki...

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Barry and Hicks leaving newspaper offices / Barry and Hicks walking along slum street / Rubbish bins (garbage cans) lying in snow-covered pile PAN up to beauty salon / Barry and Hicks on steps of slum building / Building registration number

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Peeling paint and naked light bulb hanging from corridor ceiling inside slum building / Barry writing in reporter's notebook as speaking to Mrs Williams (Mother of four) (not heard) / Bath and toilet / Boards showing through gaps in plaster in wall and ceiling / Peeling paint on ceiling / Huge icicles hanging down side of tenement building

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Barry and Hicks leaving building / Brownstone tenement PAN to newly built block of municipal flats / Sign outside new municipal apartment block development / Block of privately owned apartments / Doorman holding door open for Barry and Hicks / Sign outside luxury apartment block / Luxury flats

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Percy Sutton (President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) interview SOT
- Advancement in Harlem is moving rather slowly / Many areas that must be worked on, issue of h...

Percy Sutton (President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) interview SOT
- Advancement in Harlem is moving rather slowly / Many areas that must be worked on, issue of housing, the question of job discrimination / Banks will not lend money for a Negro to purchase in other than what is termed 'settled areas' that is an area where there is already a Negro population / This presents a problem to the most astute Negro / The most educated Negro, no matter how much money he has cannot live in certain areas in the city of New York

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Apartment buildings and parked cars / A & P grocery store (superm...

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Apartment buildings and parked cars / A & P grocery store (supermarket) / Cars parked on snow-covered street / Street corner / Harlem residents along on sidewalk / High angle shot street

Reporter to camera

New York city skyline

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