The 51st state : born with a wooden spoon

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  • Creator a Media Show production presented by Lathika International Film & Entertainment, Samford Media Group, Howard College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, Samford University, Bolero Films, Maverick Films ; screenplay, T.N. Mohan and Julia Sartorio ; producers, Julia Sartorio, Betina Goldman, T.N. Mohan, and Cristina Brandner Garcia ; director, T.N. Mohan
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2007] ©2007
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
  • ISBNs 9781421360324, 1421360322
  • OCLC ocn269289184
  • Credits
    • Narrator, Michael Harris
    • Editors, Julia Sartorio and Mark Drum ; camera, Aaron Gallup et al. ; sound, Marc Ward ; music, Donna Maria Thomas and Gene Michael


  • "The United States continues to be the wealthiest country in the world, yet one in eight Americans, approximately 37 million people, live below the poverty line. This program analytically and sympathetically discusses the effects and implications of poverty, examining factors such as illiteracy, insufficient job skills, substance abuse, and crime. The phenomenon of multigenerational poverty is also addressed, underscoring the disturbing pattern of poverty begetting poverty. Interviews with impoverished people and those who reach out to them put a human face on a demographic group that lives below the radar of wealthy and middle-class Americans. "--DVD case.


  • DVD.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • A look at generational poverty -- Characteristics of generational poverty -- Culture of poverty -- How is the cycle broken?
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