Series
The Kwitny Report
Episode
U.S. Foreign Aid
Producing Organization
WNYC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-dz02z13v5t
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Description
Episode Description
"'The Kwitny Report with Jonathan Kwitny' combines revealing documentary segments followed by discussions among guests to present a range of views not usually seen on television. In this hard-hitting news and analysis series, award-winning journalist Kwitny examines issues relating to governments, corporations and others in the positions of power which might conceal information he feels the public has a right to know. "In this program, Kwitny examines the question: 'Just what is America getting for its involvement in foreign aid to Third World countries. After the Second World War, the U.S. gained new allies and new markets as well as a new found stability from its involvement in. The Marshall Plan - - a $ 12 million investment. This prosperity was to be Europe's best defense against the so-called 'Communist Threat.' "Later U.S. aid programs to foreign countries -- especially those extended to the Third World -- cannot, unfortunately be described in equally glowing terms. Although millions in dollars are involved, millions of people also starve. "Among the guests joining Kwitny are Francis Moore Lappe, a critic of our current food aid program, founder of the San Francisco-based Institute for Food and Development policy, and author of 'Diet for a Small Planet'; George Ayittey, born and raised in Ghana, and a supporter of the American idea of free markets for the Third World who believes current U.S. policy is counter-productive; and Robert J. Berg, President of the International Development Conference, a coalition of more than 100 aid-related agencies."--1988 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1988
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:30:37.569
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Credits
Producing Organization: WNYC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
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Format: U-matic
Duration: 0:59:32
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Citations
Chicago: “The Kwitny Report; U.S. Foreign Aid,” 1988, 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-dz02z13v5t.
MLA: “The Kwitny Report; U.S. Foreign Aid.” 1988. 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-dz02z13v5t>.
APA: The Kwitny Report; U.S. Foreign Aid. 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-dz02z13v5t