Headwaters: State of the Union

Audio Visual Material

Identifier
2331
Description
In this program, a small group of coal miners watch and respond to Ronald Reagan's 1983 State of the Union address. The program was filmed at miner Bud Clarke's house in Big Stone Gap, VA. Clarke, the other UMWA men, and his wife, a public school teacher, discuss what they hear in Reagan's address, and how it is at odds with their own experiences. Topics include austerity, trickle down economics, education initiatives, free trade and tax incentives. Of particular interest is one man’s comments on the noticeable decrease in federal public benefit provisions and the decrease in federal regulatory oversight of the mining industry.
Physical Format
3/4 inch videotape: U-matic
Generation:
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Generation - General
Unknown
Container
Item
Color
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Access Restrictions
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Related Collection
Early Headwaters Television collection, 1980-1984
Related Work
State of the Union (is element of)