Program
Health of the Heartland
Producing Organization
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Contributing Organization
Louisiana Public Broadcasting (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-17-81jhbz0g
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Description
Program Description
"It's no secret that we have a health care problem in the country. In rural America, it has reached crisis proportions. While the national crisis is one primarily of affordability, the problems in rural America are both availability and affordability. As we see increasing hospital closures and erosion of physician supply, adequate health care services are more difficult to come by for many rural Americans. This documentary explores what rural communities in six states are doing to overcome the odds, and how medical schools are beginning to take responsibility for the doctor shortages."-- 1992 Peabody Awards entry form.
Description
Rural hospitals are closing at a rate three times that of urban hospitals and almost one-fourth of rural physicians are now nearing retirement age with few replacements waiting in the wings. Health of the Heartland is a documentary exploring the growing crisis of health care in rural America, including the rising costs, the insurance crisis and the need to slow the escalating costs.
Broadcast Date
1992-10-08
Created Date
1992
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:59:29.940
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Credits
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Producing Organization: Louisiana Public Broadcasting
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
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Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Duration: 00:56:53
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Identifier: cpb-aacip-3448cf9f987 (Filename)
Format: Betacam: SP
Generation: Master
Duration: 00:56:53
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
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Format: Betacam: SP
Generation: Master
Duration: 00:56:53
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
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Format: U-matic
Generation: Copy: Access
Duration: 00:56:53
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
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Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Duration: 00:30:00
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
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Format: VHS
Duration: 0:58:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Health of the Heartland,” 1992-10-08, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-17-81jhbz0g.
MLA: “Health of the Heartland.” 1992-10-08. Louisiana Public Broadcasting, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-17-81jhbz0g>.
APA: Health of the Heartland. Boston, MA: Louisiana Public Broadcasting, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-17-81jhbz0g