In this CBS News production broadcast on Thanksgiving 1960, Edward R. Murrow points out the plight of migrant farm workers in America. Topics range from the harsh living conditions, endless... See full summary »

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In this CBS News production broadcast on Thanksgiving 1960, Edward R. Murrow points out the plight of migrant farm workers in America. Topics range from the harsh living conditions, endless travel, low wages, and poor opportunities for their children. Written by pvtkeyser@yahoo.com

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Fred W. Friendly got the idea for this documentary after hearing a commentary by Edward P. Morgan about migrant workers on Morgan's nightly ABC radio news program. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.100 (2010) See more »

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A strong short documentary on migrant workers
6 March 2006 | by (Wisconsin, United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this CBS Reports short work for a college class. As is the case with most of the work of Edward R. Murrow and his investigative production team, the story is a powerful depiction of life. The impoverished children of migrant workers who wish to continue their education and thereby escape their world of harsh traveling work, but do not have the means. It shows the government to be inactive in the care of these people, many of who are American citizens, even in providing basic protection, such as not "packaging" or cramming them together onto trucks that placing them in grave danger if there is a traffic accident.


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