Series
Chicago Tonight
Episode Number
No. 8167
Episode
Dcfs
Producing Organization
WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-pn8x922q41
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Description
Episode Description
This is an episode of the series "Chicago Tonight." It focuses on the flaws within the Department of Family and Children Services and the courts on how to deal with children in the foster care system. Begins with a report by Barbara Williams. She interviews attorney James Montana, who represented the governor's office in the "Sarah" case, where the court found that the interest of a child is paramount; and ACLU attorney Ben Wolf, who is suing DCFS. Bruce DuMont moderates a panel discussion with Carol Amadio, an attorney and associate professor of social work at Loyola University; Diane Redleaf, supervisory attorney for the Children's Rights Project of the Legal Assistance Foundation; and Jerome Stermer, president of Voices for Illinois Children and a member of Governor Edgar's Child Welfare Action Group.
Series Description
"CHICAGO MATTERS, a three-year-long project exploring issues of concern to the community, focused on children in 1991. A unique mixture of programming examines some of the [problems] facing children today and offered viable solutions. "Included in this series are PROTECT YOURSELF: TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT AIDS, which addresses one of the leading threats to our youth and promotes prevention through education; WHAT'S OUT THER FOR J.R', which explores the state of the social service networks that provide help to youths in crisis; the CHICAGO MATTERS TOWN MEETING examines the community support systems available to children, bringing together city officials, park district representatives, parents, children and child development experts in a live 'town meeting' setting."--1991 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1991-04-25
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:27:56.438
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Credits
Producing Organization: WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
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Citations
Chicago: “Chicago Tonight; No. 8167; Dcfs,” 1991-04-25, 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-pn8x922q41.
MLA: “Chicago Tonight; No. 8167; Dcfs.” 1991-04-25. 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-pn8x922q41>.
APA: Chicago Tonight; No. 8167; Dcfs. 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-pn8x922q41