A Great Society? (1996)

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  • Featuring

    Charles Wheeler

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year


  • Type


  • Category

    Non Fiction


The second programme in a five-part series in which Charles Wheeler analyses changes in American society since the 1960s. Uses archive footage to chart the origins and decline of Lyndon Johnson's `Great Society' programme, the president's attempt to bring about a social revolution. Includes evidence from a women, now in her 40s, whose family featured in a BBC film about white poverty in Kentucky in the sixties, who reveals how Present Johnson's domestic programmes transformed her family's life.

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