CBS NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: CHRISTMAS IN APPALACHIA (TV)

Summary

This special report focuses on the one million permanently poor people of Appalachia. Highlights of this program include a visit to the one-room Pert Creek schoolhouse in Kentucky on the day of the school Christmas program; a man recalling past Christmases; footage of the government surplus distribution center; a discussion with a man about his children's lack of education; a discussion with a general store owner about automation and its effects on the lives of coal miners; an ex-miner discussing the government vocational school he hopes to attend; a look at the now-deserted business section of Beaver Creek Town in Weeksberry, Kentucky; and concluding comments by Charles Kuralt.

Cataloging of this program was made possible by the CBS Foundation, 1998.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: December 21, 1964 Monday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:30:00
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T81:0213
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Appalachia
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1964
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CREDITS

    • Leslie Midgley … Executive Producer
    • Bernard Bienbaum … Producer
    • Walter Lister … Associate Producer
    • Joe Gorsuch … Director
    • Charles Kuralt … Reporter