PBS Documentary “Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare”

MARCH 2020: Watch your local PBS station for the premiere of Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare

Maine Public TV:                                                WGBH TV Ch. 2: Eastern MA & NH
Thursday, March 26: 9:00 pm                                Sunday, March 29: 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 28: 2:00 pm                               
WGBH WORLD, see many more times here. Search ‘Summoned’

WGBY TV Ch. 57: Western MA                             
Sunday, March 22: 1:00PM
WGBYWorld: See many more times here 

An hour-long documentary, Summoned features interviews with dignitaries, historians, and journalists who knew Frances Perkins or knew of her, including:

• Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
• Journalist David Brooks
• Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC
• Senator George Mitchell of Maine.

Access a 6-minute clip preview here.
Visit here to learn more about the film and film maker Mick Caoutte.

“This story is as important today as it was a century ago, because without the context of Frances Perkins and the times in which she lived, the current debate over the entire range of current labor and social welfare issues becomes diminished. And by ignoring this history, we run the risk of returning to a darker time. It is important to never forget the origins of the American Social Safety Net and the woman who was responsible for it”
                                                                           – film maker Mick Caouette