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"CBS Reports" Harvest of Shame (1960)

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Fred W. Friendly (written by)
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Original Air Date:
26 November 1960
In this CBS News production broadcast on Thanksgiving 1960, Edward R. Murrow points out the plight of migrant farm workers in America... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A strong short documentary on migrant workers See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Edward R. Murrow ... Himself - Reporter

Episode Crew
Directed by
Fred W. Friendly 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fred W. Friendly  written by
David Lowe  written by
Edward R. Murrow  written by

Produced by
Fred W. Friendly .... producer
David Lowe .... producer
Edward R. Murrow .... producer
Sound Department
Jack Mangan .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
James Perdue .... sound recordist (uncredited)

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Additional Details

60 min | 55 min (DVD version)
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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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A strong short documentary on migrant workers, 6 March 2006
Author: adam-koski from Wisconsin, United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

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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