Program
Escape From Failure
Producing Organization
KUHT-TV (Television station : Houston, Tex.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-xw47p8vr4j
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Description
Program Description
"For the past year, an anti-drop-out program has been underway at a suburban Houston high school. The highest risk students participate in a 'school within a school' which works with every aspect of the student's environment, from academics to problems with parents, pregnancies, jobs, drugs, gangs. Team-teaching units visit the homes and workplaces of the students to help iron out situations that affect academic performance. Program participants are taken on field trips that focus on college and careers, self-esteem and positive role-models. By year's end, over 80% of the students were retained, much more than the expected 50%. "As would be expected, this program includes material recorded on site in the classroom and on field trips, along with interviews of students, parents, teachers and administrators. "The unique element, meriting Peabody consideration, is the inclusion of videotape material recorded by the students themselves. Mindful that the presence of 'TV People' always alters behavior and response, with the school's approval, we 'empowered' the students to help tell their own story. When we were not on site, the students used a video camera to record events and activities that seemed relevant to their story. The result is an insider's perspective on what really happens in a classroom of high-risk students and dedicated teachers. Some of this material has been carefully edited into our professional program to allow a rare glimpse into a painful reality."--1991 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1991-05-21
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:58:24.634
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Credits
Producing Organization: KUHT-TV (Television station : Houston, Tex.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-56ab480a398 (Filename)
Format: VHS
Duration: 00:57:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Escape From Failure,” 1991-05-21, 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-xw47p8vr4j.
MLA: “Escape From Failure.” 1991-05-21. 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-xw47p8vr4j>.
APA: Escape From Failure. 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-xw47p8vr4j