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Terkel comments and presents "Hard Times: an Oral History of the Great Depression"; Chapter 3

BROADCAST: 1971 | DURATION: 00:51:23

Synopsis

Presenting "Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression" Chapter 3: Big Business & A Portrait of Two Women. William Benton credits Pepsodent's survival of the Great Depression to Amos 'n Andy. Arthur Robertson talks about the initial aftermath of the 1929 crash as a Wall Street businessman. Sidney Weinberg discusses the confusion on Wall Street after the crash and praises FDR's programs. Jimmy McPartland talks about the importance of working and the success of WPA to boost morale. Clifford Burke highlights the differences of the African American experience during the Depression. Mary Owsley talks about her husband's experiences as a WW1 vet and marcher in the Bonus Army. Her daughter Peggy Terry talks about growing up in the Depression, her married life as a migrant worker, and how she changed her thinking about race.