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Peralta News: Richard Aoki Special Report (3 Episodes)

19 September 2012. 0 comments

In 2008, Peralta TV produced an award-winning documentary on the origins of the Black Panther Party at Merritt College. As part of the documentary, “Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers,” Peralta TV interviewed Richard Aoki, who for many years worked for the Peralta Community College District as a teacher, administrator and counselor.

Although regarded by many as a leader in civil rights and activist circles, recent evidence suggests that Richard Aoki may have been an FBI informant. Peralta TV conducted a 90-minute interview with him in October 2008, just months before he died in 2009.

Was Richard Aoki an FBI informant or a committed revolutionary? See his story, and our conclusion at the end of Episode 3. (click here)

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Peralta TV To Broadcast Exclusive 2008 Interview with Richard Aoki

11 September 2012. 2 comments

In 2008, Peralta TV produced an award-winning documentary on the origins of the Black Panther Party at Merritt College. As part of the documentary, “Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers,” Peralta TV interviewed Richard Aoki, who for many years worked for the Peralta Community College District as a teacher, administrator and counselor.

Although regarded by many as a leader in civil rights and activist circles, recent evidence suggests that Richard Aoki may have been an FBI informant. Peralta TV conducted a lengthy interview with him in October 2008, just months before he died in 2009.

Peralta TV will broadcast its entire 90-minute interview with Richard Aoki in three episodes this week on Wednesday (9/12), Thursday (9/13) and Friday (9/14) at 8:30 p.m. Peralta TV can be seen on Comcast cable channels 27 (Alameda and Berkeley) and 28 (Oakland, Emeryville and Piedmont) and throughout the Bay Area on AT&T’s U-Verse channel 99.

Was Richard Aoki an FBI informant or a committed revolutionary? See his story in his words this week on Peralta TV.

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Peralta TV’s Black Panther Documentary Accepted For Consideration At Sundance

11 October 2011. 0 comments

We are pleased to announce that Peralta TV’s documentary, “Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers,” has been accepted for consideration at the Sundance Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in the country.

The documentary, which won a national Gold Medallion Award in 2009 for the best college television/film production, is narrated by Congresswomen Barbara Lee and tells the story of the origins of the Black Panther Party at Merritt College through exclusive interviews and rare archival footage. The film, which was shown at the United Nations as part of events honoring the victims of slavery, features Bobby Seale, Richard Aoki, Ericka Huggins, David Hillard, Emory Douglas, Elbert “Big Man” Howard and other Party members as well as several past presidents of Merritt College, including Chancellor Wise Allen.

A trailer for the film can be seen here: http://blackpanthersthemovie.com/

The documentary’s IMDb page (still under construction) is here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2062588/

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