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Nader Report, The; Red, White and Blue for Uncle Charlie

11/04/1970

A portrait of Kannapolis, North Carolina, a company-owned town of 35,000 and home of Cannon Mills Corporation, a textile company known for manufacturing bath towels. Some workers affectionately refer to owner Charlie Cannon as “Uncle Charlie” for his generosity in providing free or low-cost services and housing to residents of Kannapolis but Ralph Nader argues that dominant companies in a town owe a responsibility to the community that will provide a moral content to it’s profits.


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Series
Nader Report, The
Program
Red, White and Blue for Uncle Charlie
Program Number

1

Series Description

Broadcast: 1970, Beginning Nov. 7th.

The Nader Report is a series of eight half-hour investigations into the causes and effects of deceptive advertising, water and air pollution, pesticides, food additives, and the unhealthy relationship between industry and federal regulatory agencies. The host is Raplh Nader.

Ralph Nader on consumer issues - investigating everything from advertising to air pollution. Series release date: 1970

Program Description

A portrait of Kannapolis, North Carolina, a company-owned town of 35,000 and home of Cannon Mills Corporation, a textile company known for manufacturing bath towels. Some workers affectionately refer to owner Charlie Cannon as “Uncle Charlie” for his generosity in providing free or low-cost services and housing to residents of Kannapolis but Ralph Nader argues that dominant companies in a town owe a responsibility to the community that will provide a moral content to it’s profits.

Duration

00:30:33

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Topics
Social Issues
Citation
Chicago: “Nader Report, The; Red, White and Blue for Uncle Charlie,” 11/04/1970, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 24, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6BF553373B1D4949803E3497FB29F9C4.
MLA: “Nader Report, The; Red, White and Blue for Uncle Charlie.” 11/04/1970. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 24, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6BF553373B1D4949803E3497FB29F9C4>.
APA: Nader Report, The; Red, White and Blue for Uncle Charlie. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6BF553373B1D4949803E3497FB29F9C4
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