Focal Point: Standards of Living
Posted August 3, 2005
Updated September 30, 2012
Original Air Date: Aug. 3, 2005
In 1960, CBS first aired Edward R. Murrow's landmark documentary "Harvest of Shame," which exposed the poor living conditions of many migrant farmworkers, including many in North Carolina. Forty-five years later, many migrant farmworkers in our state still face overcrowded, unsanitary and unhealthy living conditions. Focal Point: "Standards of Living" examines those conditions and a battle brewing over new legislation to improve them.
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- N.C. Department of Labor's Agricultural Safety and Health Bureau
- Agricultural Resource Center and Pesticide Education Project
- Farmworker Advocacy Network
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