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Wage slaves : not getting by in America

Author: Julie HarmanKathleen KernBill KurtisFred SilvermanRichard RossAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : A & E Home Video : New Video [distributor], 2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at five people working in low-wage jobs in Nevada, Alabama, California, and Florida who are not earning enough to support themselves or their families as the minimum wage does not cover basic needs. It compares those living at the poverty level in America with people in other countries and finds that poor Americans are in worse shape because of the cost of living.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Harman; Kathleen Kern; Bill Kurtis; Fred Silverman; Richard Ross; Michelle Crane; Barbara Ehrenreich; Robert B Reich; Donald J Boudreaux; Walter Williams; Termite Art Productions.; Arts and Entertainment Network.; Kurtis Productions.; A & E Home Video (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767069897 9780767069892
OCLC Number: 57146245
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the book Nickel and dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich.
Originally presented on the A & E Television program Investigative Reports in 2002.
Credits: Directors, Julie Harman, Fred Silverman, Richard Ross ; writer/producer, Michelle Crane ; executive producer for Investigative reports, Bill Kurtis.
Performer(s): Host, Bill Kurtis.
Commentary: Barbara Ehrenreich, Robert Reich, Donald Boudreaux, Walter Williams.
Description: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Not getting by in America
Investigative reports (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by Termite Art Productions for A & E Television Networks ; Kurtis Productions ; produced by Julie Harman, Kathleen Kern.

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Looks at five people working in low-wage jobs in Nevada, Alabama, California, and Florida who are not earning enough to support themselves or their families as the minimum wage does not cover basic needs. It compares those living at the poverty level in America with people in other countries and finds that poor Americans are in worse shape because of the cost of living.

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