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Program Number079
TitleMobilizing the Poor
PBS Number-
HostBuckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.
Guest(s)1) Alinsky, Saul David, 1909-1972.  - social activist, founder of the Back-of-the-Yards Neighborhood Council in Chicago, the FIGHT program in Rochester, N.Y., and, most recently, the nationwide Industrial Areas Foundation

Taped onDec 11, 1967 (New York City, NY)
Broadcast Date-
Duration50 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)
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SummaryThe common aim of all Mr. Alinsky's organizations is to mobilize the poor-- mobilize them by whatever mean comes to hand (marches, sit-ins)--to demand decent housing conditions or whatever the local need may be. This one is a knock-down, drag- out from start to finish. SA: "I refuse to debate with him [David Riesman], which only came up recently ... I made the remark that any time I see any of his stuff, it sort of makes me feel like a grizzled, battle-scarred dog going down the street while way back, say, six blocks back or so, this little whining Pekingese comes out sniffing, yipping, and licking and growling at my leavings. And I'm not going to waste my time turning around."
Subject Heading(s)Poor--United States--Political activity.
Urban poor--United States--Political activity.
Related Document(s)Type(s): Transcript
Type(s): Transcript
Type(s): Research materials
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