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

If you missed watching the month-long  March PBS national premiere of Summoned:Frances Perkins and the General Welfare, the film is now available on Amazon.  For a time, you can access the full documentary on KCET public tv for free: WATCH.

Preview 6-minute video clip.

Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare is an hour-long historical documentary and includes narration 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
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