Basic Black; Welfare Reform: Surviving the Transition
More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undigitized item: Request Digitization
Untranscribed item: Request Transcription
- Basic Black
- Welfare Reform: Surviving the Transition
- Program Number
- Series Description
THe series was formerly known as Say Brother. Series title change as of 1/8/1998. This series is black produced and is one of public television's longest-running series that is rooted in and reflects the culture, concerns, achievements and history of people of African descent. Also includes controversial issues, African American artists, and events of special interest to the African American community.
Series release date: 1/8/1998
- Program Description
Basic Black looks at how the federally mandated welfare reform law changed the way states help poor people. With imposed time limits for the "able-bodied," the primary objective for the Massachusetts welfare reform bill, now known as the Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) program, is to help people make the transition from welfare to work. But is the welfare department providing adequate services that will successfully move people out of poverty? Through the stories of former welfare recipients, we'll learn about the impact welfare reform has had on those trying to make the transition. Donnette Madrey, producer.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Race and Ethnicity
- Social Issues
- Chicago: “Basic Black; Welfare Reform: Surviving the Transition,” 04/20/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 23, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_433D8CE30C90458AA1330CE449CBBFF9.
- MLA: “Basic Black; Welfare Reform: Surviving the Transition.” 04/20/2000. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 23, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_433D8CE30C90458AA1330CE449CBBFF9>.
- APA: Basic Black; Welfare Reform: Surviving the Transition. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_433D8CE30C90458AA1330CE449CBBFF9