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"The Portuguese Around Us" cable access television program

Identifier: MC-077

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of recordings in three formats: UMatics, VHS, and DVDs. The recordings span from 1996 to 2002.


  • 1996-2002

Language of Materials

Materials are predominantly in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection available for viewing in the archives reading room; please contact the staff for permission to duplicate programs for research. Duplication subject to fee schedule.

Biographical / Historical

“Portuguese Around Us” was a weekly television program in English sponsored by the Portuguese-American Federation, Inc. Inc. It was broadcast from the 1970s until 2000s, and was first produced by Channel TV6 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Since 1990, “Portuguese Around Us” was done by Full Channel TV with studios in Warren, Rhode Island under the management of Mike Davis and the President and owner of the TV Station, Mr. John Donofrio. All moderators and guests have contributed their time and talent free of charge. They have done it for love of the Portuguese-American Culture. (Source: Portuguese American Federation)

Some of the moderators: Walter Hackett, writer Steven Tegu, Ph.D. John Maciel, Esq. Dr. Julio V. d’Oliveira, Albert Costa, Architect, Rachel Sousa Baxter, Dorothy Dos Reis Gauthier, Ph.D Mary Alice Post, Odete Amarelo, Ph.D. Sylvester Sylvia, Mary Ida Sousa, Theresa Verdadeiro LaBonté, Robert C. Arruda, D.M.L. Manuel Luciano da Silva, M. D. António Ávila,

Full Channel Television Inc. Warren Rhode Island Program: Portuguese Around Us Duration: 30 minutes Producer: Portuguese-American Federation 21st anniversary edition (1996)


252 videocassette recordings

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bulk of the originals and DVD copies transferred from Full Channel TV in Warren, Rhode Island. Additional programs, some of which are duplicates, on VHS and DVD, donated by Mike Davis, Dr. Manuel Luciano da Silva and Robert Arruda

MC 77, "The Portuguese Around Us" cable access television program
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Repository Details

Part of the UMass Dartmouth Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives Repository

Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA