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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title
Portrait of a working poor family
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-513tt4fs37
Description
Meg Vaillancourt interviews Geneva Evans (working mother) and Jason Evans (son of Geneva Evans) in their home. Evans describes her experiences as a working mother. She says that she cannot support herself and her son on her salary. Evans explains that she is not allowed to work if she goes on welfare; that welfare benefits alone are not enough to live on, especially with the cost of health care. Evans says that she has not felt the effects of the economic recovery. She accuses Ronald Reagan of taking food from her son's mouth. Evans promises to vote against Reagan. She criticizes the government's policy of cutting welfare benefits for people who work part time. Geneva Evans and Jason Evans have a snack at their kitchen table. Jason tells Geneva about his day at school. Jason says that he hopes Walter Mondale will win the presidential election. Jason Evans and a girl walking outside of the Evans' apartment building.
Date
1983-11-30
Asset type
Genres
News
Topics
News
Subjects
Mondale, Walter F., 1928-; Reagan, Ronald; Massachusetts -- Economic conditions; Welfare economics; Medical Care; Urban poor; African American women
Contributor
Vaillancourt, Meg, Reporter2
Publisher
WGBH Educational Foundation, Publisher
Rights
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Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:17:58;09
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Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Portrait of a working poor family,” 1983-11-30, WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed July 20, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-513tt4fs37.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Portrait of a working poor family.” 1983-11-30. WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. July 20, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-513tt4fs37>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Portrait of a working poor family. Boston, MA: WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-513tt4fs37