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

MARCH 2020: Visit your local PBS TV affiliate online to find Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare. To access show time listing: locate the Search field and type ‘Summoned.’ We continue to add links to area PBS stations below. Also, the film is now made available on Amazon for rent or purchase!   Preview 6-minute video clip.

For a time, watch the full documentary on KCET public tv for free: WATCH

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’
Maine Public World, search ‘Summoned’
March 9, 10 & 15 showings

WGBY TV Ch. 57: Western MA                                     Vermont PBS Plus HD Channels
Sunday, March 22: 1:00PM                                     https://www.vermontpbs.org/schedule/
WGBYWorld: See many more times here                 Type ‘Summoned’ into the search bar

Washington DC, Verizon Fios cable        New York PBS: Channel 13 affiliates
Mar 9 @ 9:00 PM                                                     https://www.thirteen.org/schedule/?program=42887

KCET, Southern CA
Mar 238:00 PM PT

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.

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