TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY: Examines the slum areas of Cincinnati, Ohio, and provides extensive views of substandard housing in various parts of the city. Describes the problems of the uneducated and unemployed who cannot escape from poverty, but finds a “ray of hope” in a young school child. Offers no solution for eliminating urban poverty, but states that everyone “must try.”


While some of the technological presentation and the intellectual framework are certainly outdated, it is a glimpse into how America thought about poverty during the LBJ administration and the famous “War on Poverty.”

Tagsurban, economic, Cincinnati, historical, poverty, socioeconomic.