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"American Capitalism: Challenged at Home and Abroad"

Prospects of Mankind

VHS 60 min.


Program Number

Date Aired
September 1961

Program Guests: Walter Reuther, President of the United Automobile Workers and President of the CIO Division of the AFL-CIO; Eric A. Johnston, President of the Motion Picture Association, former Chairman of the International Development Board, Special Representative of President Eisenhower to the Middle East, and President of the United States Chamber of Commerce from 1942-1946; Paul A. Samuelson, Professor of Economics at M.I.T. and economic advisor to candidate and President-elect John F. Kennedy; Robert McKenzie, well-known television moderator and a political sociologist at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Erwin D. Canham, Editor of the Christian Science Monitor, moderates the conversation (substituting for Eleanor Roosevelt). The guests discuss whether America's economic system is one of free enterprise or of mixed economy. They also analyze the need for more comprehensive planning to strengthen the United States' domestic economy and to enable the U.S. to compete successfully in world markets.

Recording Location
WGBH Studios, Boston

1 use copy