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Title Work

Title No: 2

Title: In this affluent society

Medium: Moving Image

Original Medium: Television


1995 (Published)

1995 (Release)

Original Summary:
In the early 1960s, hundreds of Kentucky coal miners, displaced by automation, strike out at their former employers, bombing mines to shut down production. Millions of others displaced by machines across Appalachia and the rural South head north to begin a new life in Chicago, where they face overcrowded tenements and schools, and the familiar inequities of segregation. This program recounts these stories of desperation and hope and explores the origins of the federal government's war on poverty and how attitudes toward race, and faith in the accessibility of the American dream, shape the battle plans for the nation's greatest effort to reduce poverty.

Countries of Origin: U.S.A.

Forms: Television mini-series

Genres: Documentary

Subjects: United States--Politics and government--1963-1969; Economic assistance, Domestic--United States--History--20th century; Poverty--United States; United States--History--1961-1969; Unemployment--Appalachian Region--History--20th century; Unemployment--Southern States--History--20th century; Migration, Internal--United States--History--20th century; Poor--Illinois--Chicago--History--20th century; United States--Economic conditions

Name As Subjects: Johnson, Lyndon B.

MusicBariluk, Nik
DirectorBellows, Susan
ProducerBellows, Susan
ProducerBlackside, Inc.
Cinematographer/Director of PhotographyChin, Michael
ProducerHampton, Henry
PBS Video
WriterRockefeller, Terry Kay
EditorSachs, Sharon
NarratorThigpen, Lynne

Items x1

2-1Video Tape : Video home system 

Component Contents x7

5434-1-2-1Video Tape : Type C 
5434-2-2-1Video Tape : Type C 
5434-3-2-1Video Tape : Type C 
5434-4-2-1Digital : Video/quicktime 
5434-5-2-1Digital : Video/quicktime 
5434-6-2-1Digital : Video/mpeg 
5434-7-2-1Video Tape : Video home system 

Contained By x2

Title NoTitle
5434America's war on poverty
14885Not for public viewing