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Barbara Kopple discusses her documentary "American Dream"

BROADCAST: Mar. 20, 1992 | DURATION: 00:50:33

Synopsis

Academy Award winning documentarian Barbara Kopple talks with Studs about her documentary "American Dream" and the battle fought and lost by union workers in Austin, Minnesota during the mid-80s. They set the backdrop in the small, tight-knit community that Hormel Foods had such a profound impact on, how the UFCW international union declined to support the local union, the gripping dynamics between family members who crossed picket lines, and the healing that occurred when the film was screened in the town several years later. Studs plays excerpts of interviews with union organizers Jim Guyette and Lewie Anderson adding context and perspective.