Program
The Other Connecticut
Producing Organization
Connecticut Public Television
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (Hartford, Connecticut)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-398-89d51pcr
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Description
Program Description
"With its gleaming corporate towers, prestigious real estate and the highest per capita income in the nation, Connecticut has developed the reputation as a magnet for the affluent. "Despite these impressive financial statistics, Connecticut is also the home of three of the poorest cities in the nation. Low income housing projects often juggle for space with luxurious office towers. Lack of affordable housing combined with a high cost of living perpetuate a vicious cycle of crime, drug activity, fear and despair. Another, more frightening by product is the fact that the infant mortality rate has increased dramatically to 1 in 100 and as high as 1 in 26 in some urban communities. "THE OTHER CONNECTICUT brings these nameless faces into focus. There are no exposed sockets or easy, sensational footage of dilapidated houses, roaches or vagrants. The realities of marginal families, struggling to survive. Their desires for a better way of life, adequate, affordable housing, and higher education are vividly brought to the fore through personal and insightful interviews. "According to producer Jay Whitsett, 'The poorest in our state are invisible for those who are not deprived, I have tried to give them a forum with this documentary, and to also examine some of state programs that are attempting to break poverty's vicious cycle."--1989 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1989
Created Date
1989
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
01:00:44.948
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Credits
Producing Organization: Connecticut Public Television
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-a7310d7ec84 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Connecticut Public Broadcasting
Identifier: cpb-aacip-be3c2a5a7da (Filename)
Format: 1 inch videotape
Generation: Master
Duration: 00:58:50
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Citations
Chicago: “The Other Connecticut,” 1989, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, 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-398-89d51pcr.
MLA: “The Other Connecticut.” 1989. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, 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-398-89d51pcr>.
APA: The Other Connecticut. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-398-89d51pcr