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National Educational Television documentary showing the dramatic behind-the-scenes struggle between President Homer D. Babbidge and the UConn protesters demonstrating against on-campus employment recruiting by Dow Chemical Company on the Storrs campus.
Two camera crews worked independently for “Diary of a Student Revolution” to document the philosophies and strategies of the opposing sides on campus for National Educational Television (NET), the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), and its program “NET Journal,” the forerunner of today’s PBS shows “Frontline,” “POV,” and “Independent Lens.” Viewers are taken inside Gulley Hall, where University administrators discussed how to end the protests; into meetings, as students and faculty worked out their strategies; and outside to the sidewalks of the wintery campus, as students opposing the protests voiced their views. The protest was organized by members of the UConn chapter of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), a leader in the student activist movement at the time.
Student protestorsProtest movementsStudent movements
Babbidge, Homer D.
Dow Chemical CompanyUniversity of Connecticut
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