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In the Summer of 1983, I saw this on PBS and recorded it on Ye Olde Beta tape. I didn't own any kind of personal computer, and wondered why I'd ever need one. The premise of a "Computer Age 'Casablanca" was new to me, and looked interesting. This TV movie has been dissed by MST3K and folk who were computer programmers/gamers/hackers for decades. It would take until the 1990's before any of the computer terms used in this movie made sense to me, when I became acquainted with a photo studio's IBM XT. Take a trip down "command line" lane, when things were reckoned in Kilo- and Megabytes...
This version is mentioned in Songfacts' "Fourth of July songs" list, but there's no link to it. Marvin Gaye prayed for guidance, and this is what he sang. Then there's the musician who took the biggest risk, letting his emotions freely express his thanks to a (sometimes) ungrateful nation. Jose Feliciano's 2013 performance. The Black National Anthem - Kim Weston