Program
Conscience of a Congressman: The Life and Times of Carl Elliott
Producing Organization
University of Alabama. Center for Public Television and Radio
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
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Program Description
"'Conscience of a Congressman: The Life and Times of Carl Elliott' tells the remarkable story of a dedicated public servant, the first winner of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation 'Profile in Courage' Award. "A native of Walker County, Alabama, Elliott attended the University of Alabama despite the hardships of the Depression. He was elected to Congress in 1948 and sponsored legislation that allowed millions of Americans to attend college assisted by government loans. "In 1964 Elliot lost his seat in a bitter election that was dominated by the issue of race. In 1966 he ran for governor but Lurleen Wallace, aided by her husband George, was easily elected. "The documentary shows that although Elliott's innovative legislation helped many Americans get a good education, he's lived in obscurity for the last 25 years. His accomplishments have been forgotten, and he is still paying off campaign debts. "'A must-see' one reporter wrote after viewing the documentary. 'The story of the rise and fall of a young Alabamian from the humblest of origins'whose un-doing was the fact that he was a liberal in that evil period of Alabama history when George Wallace rose to power on a racist platform.' "'The program explores a bygone era of politics,' says another reviewer, 'when ideals meant more than slogans and courage meant more than following the path of least resistance to the next election.'"--1993 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1993-11-04
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:58:15.559
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Credits
Producing Organization: University of Alabama. Center for Public Television and Radio
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
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Citations
Chicago: “Conscience of a Congressman: The Life and Times of Carl Elliott,” 1993-11-04, 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-v40js9jh61.
MLA: “Conscience of a Congressman: The Life and Times of Carl Elliott.” 1993-11-04. 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-v40js9jh61>.
APA: Conscience of a Congressman: The Life and Times of Carl Elliott. 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-v40js9jh61