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Broken Places

Ending Welfare As We Know It

A profile of families struggling with the effects of welfare reform.

This 90 minute PBS special puts a human face on complexities of the sweeping 1996 welfare reform bill. The program follows six welfare mothers over the course of a year as they struggle to comply with the new work requirements, find reliable child care and transportation, battle drug addiction and depression, confront domestic violence, and try to make ends meet in the new era of welfare reform. By profiling families living in Wisconsin, Florida, and New Jersey - states that implemented their own reforms before the passage of the federal bill – Ending Welfare As Know It offers the public a preview of welfare reform as it unfolds throughout the country.

CINE Golden Eagle Award

Produced and Directed by Roger Weisberg

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