Program
Condition Critical: Public Health Care In Texas
Producing Organization
KERA
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-f76639mb2g
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Description
Program Description
"Three out of every four Texans whose income--or lack of it--puts them below the national poverty line are not eligible for Medicaid, the government insurance program designed to provide medical coverage for poor people in America. They are unwilling participants in a real-life drama that threatens medical care. Their problems and the search for working solutions are examined in this hour-long program. "The documentary examines Dallas' Parkland Memorial Hospital, one of the nation's best and most fiscally sound public hospitals." "Komatsu and crew travel to Brownsville in the Texas Valley, home of one of the highest concentrations of poverty-stricken families in the nation, where there is not a single publicly supported [hospital] for the indigent. This special examines the plight of the medically needy and looks at the dilemma facing community health clinic workers who try to find hospital care for their clients."--1983 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1983
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
01:00:23.572
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Credits
Producing Organization: KERA
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-6bab2cede5c (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 1:00:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Condition Critical: Public Health Care In Texas,” 1983, 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-f76639mb2g.
MLA: “Condition Critical: Public Health Care In Texas.” 1983. 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-f76639mb2g>.
APA: Condition Critical: Public Health Care In Texas. 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-f76639mb2g