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|Genre/Form:||Documentaries and factual films and video
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Henry Hampton; Susan Bellows; Terry Kay Rockefeller; Blackside, Inc.,; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Peabody Collection. African-American History and Culture Programs.; Peabody Collection. Women's History and Culture Programs.
|Notes:||Broadcast date supplied from supplemental materials.
Entry to the 1995 Peabody Awards, Documentary category.
Running time: 56:33.
"America's war on poverty, program 101, In this affluent society ... 30 December 94, Blackside/WGBH"--Opening slate.
"Major funding ... was provided by the Ford Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, McArthur Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting ... was also supported by the generous donations of foundations and individuals."--Soundtrack.
Copyright: "c1995, Blackside, Inc."--End credits.
|Credits:||Director of photography, Michael Chin; editor, Sharon Sachs; on-line editors, Dave Allen, Dan Watson, Stephen Baracsi; music themes by Brian Keane; music by Nick Bariluk; sound editor, Ray Palagy; sound mixer, Grant Maxwell.|
|Performer(s):||Narrator, Lynne Thigpen; [with:] Hattie Kelley; Doris Kearns Goodwin, White House Fellow; Hamish Sinclair, radio reporter; Anndrena Belcher, Appalachian writer; A.B. Hatfield, Charles "Buck" Maggard, Kentucky coal miner[s]; Janice Sheppard; Sylvester Monroe; Clory Bryant; Rosie Simpson; Timuel Black, Negro American Labor Council; Mitchell Sviridoff, labor organizer; Hyman Bookbinder, Adam Yarmolinsky, President's Task Force on Poverty; Richard Boone, Kennedy Aide; Harry McPherson, Special Council to President Johnson; Sargent Shriver, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity.|
|Description:||1 videocassette of 1 (U-matic) (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 3/4 in. arch master.|
|Other Titles:||In this affluent society|
|Responsibility:||a production of Blackside ; WGBH ; executive producer, Henry Hampton ; produced and directed by Susan Bellows ; written by series producer Terry Kay Rockefeller.|
Uses historical clips of Presidents Johnson and Nixon, the Kennedys, Sargent Shriver, among others. Interviews with people who lived through the internal migrations (Afro-Americans from the South, and miners and their families from the Appalachian coal fields) of the 1950's and 1960's. Highlights the early development of Johnson's "War on Poverty" and "Great Society" initiatives, especially the "Economic Opportunity" program.