Series
U.S. Chronicle
Episode
And Baby Makes Two
Producing Organization
Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-pc2t43k75v
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Description
Episode Description
"Reasons for the growing number of single adult women deciding to have children and the impact of their decisions are examined in this half hour documentary. On location in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area, reporter Donna Martin visits [five] women from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds who decided to become single mothers. Three of them did not plan to become pregnant; however, they [choose] to continue their pregnancy and keep their child. Of the other two, one decided to adopt, while the other selected artificial insemination. These women candidly discuss the economic and emotion realities of raising a child alone. A host of parenting experts and a seventeen year old boy who grew up in a single parent home are also interviewed. This program is addressed to a general adult audience and in particular, single women who at one time or another have explored the question of single parenting. "According to federal census and health statistics, out of wedlock births in the United States have increased 50 percent in the last decade. While a high percentage of these births [have] been to teenage women, the greatest increase has occurred among women in their late twenties and early thirties who have made a conscious decision to balance the demands of [child raising] with those of a career."--1982 Peabody Award entry form. From the studio, host Jim Lehrer introduces reporting by Donna Martin. In addition to interviews with the mothers, the program features interviews with experts parenting counselor Vivian Washington, psychologist Anna Rosenberg, psychologist Susan Walen, parenting magazine editor Virginia Rhodes Nuta, and Ann Aukamp of the Department of Human Resources.
Broadcast Date
1982-10-10
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:29:59.231
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Credits
Producing Organization: Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
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Duration: 0:29:00
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Citations
Chicago: “U.S. Chronicle; And Baby Makes Two,” 1982-10-10, 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 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-pc2t43k75v.
MLA: “U.S. Chronicle; And Baby Makes Two.” 1982-10-10. 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 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-pc2t43k75v>.
APA: U.S. Chronicle; And Baby Makes Two. 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-pc2t43k75v