Series
By The Year 2000
Episode
The Waning Class
Producing Organization
KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-4m9183537n
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Description
Episode Description
This is the episode "The Waning Class" as described above. Reporting explores the growth of gated communities and growing wealth disparity in California residents. High earning couple Patrick and Mary Lou Weber talk about their work to become wealthier. Expert Edward Soja discusses the signs of increasing divisions between economic classes. Reporter Dennis McCarthy discusses the conflict between residents of Hidden Hills, California as the community attempts to put in senior housing. Affluent residents comment on their beliefs of how to become wealthier. In the studio, Benti moderates a panel discussion of potential solutions to wealth disparity by experts psychologist Stan J. Katz, UCLA economist William Allen, and Aisle Construction Company president Fred Port. Zavala reads viewer commentary.
Series Description
"Produced for KCET's critically acclaimed weekly, single-subject public affairs series, BY THE YEAR 2000, our entry (3, 1/2-hours and a culminating one-hour special), aired in April 1990, is focused on an issue profoundly affecting Southern California and its future: Los Angeles County's changing class structure and the economic schisms that separate various segments of society. Hosted by Val Zavala and Joseph Benti, BY THE YEAR 2000 features field-produced documentary segments and in-studio discussions with community leaders. "The month was launched with 'The Waning Class', a disturbing look at how middle class is being squeezed out of the employment market, a market featuring mostly high or low end jobs. Next, 'A Class By Itself' focused on LA's upper echelon, those [benefiting] from the right education and expertise, and Southern California's emergence as a financial hub in a global marketplace. The third documentary, 'The Underclass', probed the conditions that have created communities of Los Angeles residents who are more and more disconnected from the mainstream of society. The month concluded with 'The Have/Have-not Society', a one-hour special that examined why the gulf between rich and poor Los Angeles is widening and what must be done to reverse the trend. "Our entry exemplifies KCET's continuing commitment to local, documentary public affairs programming that not only provides context and analysis to reporting on community problems, but gives voice to many diverse ideas and possible solutions."--1990 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1990-04-01
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:29:16.021
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Credits
Producing Organization: KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
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Chicago: “By The Year 2000; The Waning Class,” 1990-04-01, 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-526-4m9183537n.
MLA: “By The Year 2000; The Waning Class.” 1990-04-01. 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-526-4m9183537n>.
APA: By The Year 2000; The Waning Class. Boston, MA: 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-526-4m9183537n