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On the Stanton School with Alan Raymond, Susan Raymond, and Deanna Burney.

Documentary film makers Alan and Susan Raymond. They made documentary history with "An American Family," living for seven months with the Loud family, to film the life of a "typical" American family. The 12-part series was broadcast over PBS in 1973, and it turned out to be a portrait of a not-so-typical family, and of a family disintegrating before our eyes. The Raymond's documentary "The Police Tapes," was the inspiration for the TV series, "Hill Street Blues." They filmed life in a North Philadelphia inner-city elementary school for their latest film, "I am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School." They will be joined in Terry's interview with the principal of the school, Deanna Burney. ("I am the Promise," premieres on HBO Monday, October 11, at 10pm, ET.)


Other segments from the episode on October 7, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 7, 1993: Interview with Alan and Susan Raymond and Deanna Burney; Interview with Toni Morrison; Review of the film "Short Cuts."


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