Series
Beyond 1986
Episode
A Look Forward/Poor Folks
Segment
Poor Folks
Segment
A Look Forward
Producing Organization
KETS (Television station : Little Rock, Ark.)
AETN (Television station : Conway, Ark.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-qj77s7k26f
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Description
Episode Description
"AETN saw the need and opportunity to help Arkansans more effectively determine the destiny of this state through a special process linked to noncommercial television programming focused on the issues of today and tomorrow in Arkansas. "AETN sought the funds to produce innovative TV programs that would promote public participation in, understanding of, and fuller discussion about key issues facing this state. The purpose of each program is to raise the level of dialog and debate about pending public policy questions above mere sloganeering or political rhetoric; particularly among those who may not usually be involved in such questions. Yet should be. Another purpose is to get people directly involved in the issues. "This project was planned to go beyond 'just producing TV programs on the issues.' The concept employed TV programming as a means to a larger end; facilitating positive change in Arkansas through multi-tiered discussion of the prospects for a better future for Arkansas. Change, once widely understood as desirable, would become necessary. "This episode focuses on the devastating effects of poverty in Arkansas. The hour-long documentary was followed by a 'live' phone-in discussion of the subject. A panel of five persons involved in poverty issues responded to viewer questions. "Much of the content of the program and the narrative is presented directly through actual cases of people who represent several kinds of poverty. Some people get caught in a cycle of poverty. No one wants or plans to be poor, but poor individual choices or unfortunate circumstances or the lack of effective programs to help those in need often result in poverty. When an unwed teenage girl with few skills becomes pregnant and quits school, her changes for financial advancement are often compromised. Other cases of poverty to be examined include: a recently divorced mother with several children to care for and no job skills; the plight of workers who become suddenly unemployed through no fault of their own; the elderly, the homeless. The program also dispels many popular myths about welfare."--1986 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1986-05-27
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
01:06:44.334
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Credits
Producing Organization: KETS (Television station : Little Rock, Ark.)
Producing Organization: AETN (Television station : Conway, Ark.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-9674ddbb609 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 0:58:17
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Citations
Chicago: “Beyond 1986; A Look Forward/Poor Folks; Poor Folks; A Look Forward,” 1986-05-27, 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-qj77s7k26f.
MLA: “Beyond 1986; A Look Forward/Poor Folks; Poor Folks; A Look Forward.” 1986-05-27. 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-qj77s7k26f>.
APA: Beyond 1986; A Look Forward/Poor Folks; Poor Folks; A Look Forward. 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-qj77s7k26f