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Collins, Collins & Smith AcroGymnast Team (1988)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-10-16

Duration: 00:10:12

Subjects: Sports | Gymnastics


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Collins, Matthew Interviewee
  • Collins, Malik Interviewee
  • Collins, Barbara Interviewee
  • Collins, Tamika Interviewee
  • Smith, Chauntell Interviewee
  • Smith, Stanley Interviewee
  • Pol, Jurek Interviewee


This segment from the October 16, 1988, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s profile of Collins, Collins, and Smith of New Orleans, the only elite black acrobatic gymnastic team in the world. Masingale reports that the team won the national championship in women’s group at the United States Sports Acrobatics Federation competition. She interviews: Matthew Collins, father of Malik and Tamika; Malik Collins, acrogymnast; Barbara Collins, mother of Malik and Tamika; Tamika Collins, acrogymnast; Chauntell Smith, acrogymnast; Stanley Smith, father of Chauntell; and Jurek Pol, their coach.