Author Rebecca Newman (1920--) hosted a television show in 1982-83, called "Rebecca Newman on Writers and Writing", broadcast on the Group W Cable public access station in Santa Monica, California.

This video is the first one, in the four part series. It was broadcast on December 8, 1982, and features the guest author Frances Halpern.

Please visit Rebecca Newman's home page at:

(Note--Rebecca Newman is my mother, this is non-commercial material, and it is legal to post it here.)

This is the lower resolution version. (See explanation below, and links to other versions.)


Click the arrow to start the video. You might have to wait seconds or minutes, before the video actually starts. If you have problems watching it, see the Troubleshooting notes below.

If you register and log on to Vimeo (free), you can download the video to your hard drive, and you can also add comments, and click the heart that says "Like", to show that you like the video.

Troubleshooting: If you have trouble seeing the video, make sure you have Adobe Flash version 10 or higher installed. One way to check on that is to go to, and follow the directions there.

If the video does not play smoothly, starts and stops, try the following--place your mouse pointer over the video. Click the pause sign that you will now see in the lower left hand corner of the video. Go away and do something else. After waiting a half hour or more, come back to. it, click the Play button, and it should play more smoothly.

Alternatively, go to the super low resolution version at That should play more smoothly, without having to pause and wait.

It can also help to restart the computer, clear the internet cache, and to try video playback without other programs running, especially other Internet programs, and other web pages.

If you have a fast connection and computer, you might like to try the higher resolution version at . (The higher the resolution, the faster Internet connection and computer required, to play smoothly.)

Please feel free to contact me if you have any problems with these videos.

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