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The Working Group and KQED Are Proud To Announce
Five Back-To-Back Television Episodes
9pm on Fridays, August 20th - September 17th, 1999
Increasing Job Insecurity! More Demanding Work Days! Temporary Jobs!
New Technology! See All These Dark Forces Fail To Intimidate American Workers!
Join us as we meet ordinary superheroes including a CEO who saved a town and a
telephone operator who's kept up with 55 years of technological upheaval. Through these
and other stories, Livelyhood finds the American workforce is more resilient than formica.
WORKING FAMILY VALUES
Tip Toeing Through The Intricate Balance Between Making A Living And Having A Life.
Awarded an Innovation and Excellence award by the Alliance of Work/Life Professionals,
Working Family Values offers practical and smart solutions for keeping up with the rat
race while carpeting the maze.
Season Premiere Of Episode 201 Friday, September 3, 1999, 9pm
CHIPPING OFF THE OLD BLOCK
What Gets Us Up In The Morning?
Livelyhood looks at the American work ethic--where we get it and how we pass it on.
From the outside of the 72nd floor of the Empire State Building, host Will
Durst looks back on a few of his 100 jobs. He learns the secrets of a relentless Girl
Scout cookie capitalist; meets an Austin high tech company where working 16 hours a day
qualifies you as a slacker; a Nashville bricklayer studies to be an engineer on her
union's dime; and a Detroit healthcare executive gives back to his community.
HONEY, WE BOUGHT THE COMPANY
How Do You Say "Take This Job And ..." When You're The Boss?
Every day businesses are bought, sold, leveraged, moved and downsized. In this special,
we see American entrepreneurs and employee owners paving their own way--gaining higher
stakes, personal and collective control in the workplace.
If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home And Changing Your Town For The Better By Now!
In this episode of Livelyhood we meet the torchbearer of civic life. From team owning
beer vendors in Titletown USA, Seattle Super Teachers, and Big Easy librarians, to
volunteer firefighters moving a 150 year old station, Livelyhood meets the ordinary,
extraordinary people strengthening their communities' sacred institutions.
Season Premiere Of Episode 202 Friday, October 15, 1999, 9pm
CARPOOL TO NIRVANA
Beam Me Down To My Ergonomically Designed Non Toxic Workspace, And My Personal Digital Assistant Will Thank You, Scotty!
Will Durst sets out on a quest for the ideal workplace. From companies curbing burnout
to motorcycle manufacturers attempting to democratize the assembly line, we meet everyday
architects redesigning the workplaces of the future. Will also pays homage to the miracle
of coffee, and because getting to work can be half the battle, he searches for the best
commute from bikes to buses. Carpool to Nirvana inspires us to make our ideal workplace a
Check Your Local Listings (See it on PBS)
Livelyhood is presented by KQED in San Francisco, CA and is part of the PBS Democracy Project. Major funding has been provided by the UAW-Daimler-Chrysler National Training Center and United Airlines.
Livelyhood is more than just great television. It is designed to encourage viewer feedback and support dialogue about the changing workplace. Join us at our digital lunchroom-www.pbs.org/livelyhood--a lively and informative website for working people and the things we talk about. Tell us about your dream or nightmare commute and your visions for the ideal workplace. Maybe you're already there. We want to know. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.