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Program (19920519)

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Program Number: 19920519
Title: Reflections on Urban America
Program Date: May 19, 1992
Location: California, USA
Duration: 00:58:14 (hh:mm:ss)
Summary: Quayle believes the lawless social anarchy of the recent riots in Los
Angeles is directly related to the breakdown of the family structure,
personal responsibility, and social order in much of American society. For
the poor, the situation is compounded by a welfare ethos. Quayle talks
about the black middle class, the underclass, and the need to preserve
family values. He singles out television character Murphy Brown (actress
Candice Bergen) as someone "who supposedly epitomizes today‘s
intelligent, highly paid professional woman," yet "mock[s] the importance
of fathers by bearing a child alone and calling it just another lifestyle
choice." Other topics include moral values, family, hard work, integrity,
and personal responsibility.
Speaker(s): Quayle, Dan, 1947- - Member (Republican) from Indiana, U.S. House of Representatives, 1977-80; member, U.S. Senate, 1981-88; vice president of the U.S., 1989-93; author, "Standing Firm: A Vice-Presidential Memoir," 1994, and "Worth Fighting For," 1999
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Subject Heading(s): Family -- United States.
Minorities -- United States.
Murphy Brown (Television program)
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Last update: Feb 2, 2009