Synopsis by Steve Blackburn
"Just around the corner" refers to an overly optimistic prediction by President Herbert Hoover as to when Depression-era Americans might expect prosperity to return. As this program shows, Americans pulled together and the policies of the Roosevelt administration helped alleviate some of the extreme poverty caused by the devastated economy. This is the seventh installment in the 13-volume American Documents documentary series, which presents United States history in an entertaining, yet well-researched manner. Highlights of this program include archival photographs, radio recordings, and newsreel footage. The episode is hosted by famed narrator Alexander Scourby, who was a Broadway actor, and host of PBS broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera.
depression, economy, newsreels, poverty, prosperity, public-policy