Vernon Jarrett Videotape Collection, 1991-1998
The Vernon Jarrett Videotape Collection contains 150 DVD recordings (migrated from original videotapes) of the television programs Face to Face and Sunday in Chicago, from 1991 to 1998. This collection has been arranged chronologically. The recordings in the Collection represent only a small portion of the nearly 2,000 broadcasts hosted and produced by Jarrett from 1968 to 1999. Face to Face and Sunday in Chicago (as well as Black on Black, which was later renamed For Blacks Only, for which no known recordings exist) were African American service programs broadcast on Sunday mornings on WLS-TV. Jarrett interviewed local and nationally renowned guests about topics related to the history and experience of African Americans. Topics included discrimination, politics, law, health and medicine, the arts, education, and upcoming celebrations and events. Some of his guests were Timuel Black, Charles Branham, Carol Moseley Braun, Margaret Burroughs, Cardiss Collins, Leon Finney, Danny Glover, Hermann Hartmann, Aldon Morris, Steve Neal, Hedy Ratner, Chinta Strausberg, Jackie Taylor, Paul Vallas and Addie Wyatt. Jarrett frequently invited Chicago students to co-host the shows with him.
3 linear feet (150 videotapes migrated to DVDs)