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Title American idealist : the story of Sargent Shriver [videorecording] / writer, director, producer, Bruce Orenstein ; produced by Chicago Video Project.

Publication Info. Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Video Project, [2008]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Nippersink PLD DVD - NPLY-11  DVD 305.4 AME    AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Details DVD ; Region 1.
Performer Narrator, Kerry Frumkin.
Summary "In the shadow of the war in Vietnam and assassinations and rebellion at home, Sargent Shriver launched a string of social inventions and arguably touched more lives than any leader since Franklin Roosevelt. Shriver opened pathways for hundreds of thousands of young people to make a difference - Peace Corps, VISTA, Head Start, Community Action, and Legal Services for the Poor ..."--Container.
Contents The start of a new era -- Growing up, the Great Depression, and WWII -- Politics and the Peace Corps -- Timberlawn -- I want you to be Mr. Poverty -- How do you fight a war on poverty? -- Community action and the politics of poverty in the north -- Head Start and the politics of poverty in the South -- Vietnam vs. poverty -- 1968 and the democratic convention -- Running for office and beyond.
Credits Videography and editing by Bill Glader ; music by Sheldon Mirowitz.
Language Closed-captioned.
Subject Shriver, Sargent, 1915-2011 -- Video recordings.
Social reformers -- United States -- Biography -- Video recordings.
Political participation -- United States -- History -- Video recordings.
Political activists -- United States -- Video recordings.
Community organization -- United States -- History -- Video recordings.
Social justice -- Video recordings.
Added Author Orenstein, Bruce.
Frumkin, Kerry.
Chicago Video Project.
Added Title Story of Sargent Shriver

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