Aug 1 1990

No Place for Labor on PBS?

Is it possible to open up public television to regular programming about labor issues? That’s a question Elsa Rassbach has been trying to answer for more than a decade. Rassbach is an independent filmmaker who has been working since 1973 to launch Made in U.S.A., a series of dramas based on labor history. The first installment in the series, The Killing Floor, was released six years ago to general critical acclaim. The second installment, Lost Eden, is on hold. The problem, of course, is financial. Independent producers for the Public Broadcasting Service often rely on corporations as a major funding […]