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Title Work

Title No: 5

Title: In service to America

Medium: Moving Image


1995 (Published)

1995 (Release)

Original Summary:
By 1967, poverty warriors increase the sophistication of their tactics at the same time that a number of outspoken opponents rise to national prominence. This episode tells the stories of Legal Services and VISTA, two programs that combined individual action with the idea of volunteerism. Lawyers team up with migrant farm workers in California to fight for better education, health care and working conditions, and VISTA volumteers and local residents organize against strip minig in Appalachia. Both stories raise significant questions about activities the government funds in the name of fighting poverty.

Countries of Origin: U.S.A.

Duration: 56 min 46 sec 

Forms: Television mini-series

Genres: Documentary

Subjects: United States--Politics and government--1963-1969; Economic assistance, Domestic--United States--History--20th century; United States--History--1961-1969; Community development--Appalachian Region--History--20th century; Legal assistance to the poor--California--History--20th century; Migrant agricultural laborers--California--History--20th century; United States--Economic conditions

Name As Subjects: Volunteers in Service to America; Legal Services Program

MusicBariluk, Nik
WriterBernard, Sheila Curran
ProducerBlackside, Inc.
Cinematographer/Director of PhotographyChin, Michael
Cinematographer/Director of PhotographyDaniel, Lee
ProducerHampton, Henry
Cinematographer/Director of PhotographyKaufman, Tom
EditorKiernan, Joanna
ProducerMartinez, Paige
WriterMartinez, Paige
DirectorMartinez, Paige
PBS Video
ProducerSills, Sam
WriterSills, Sam
DirectorSills, Sam
NarratorThigpen, Lynne

Items x4

5-1Video Tape : Video home system 
5-2Digital : Video/dvcpro 50 
5-3Digital : Video/mpeg 
5-4Disc : DVD 

Component Contents x7

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

Contained By x2

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