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Work Day That Wouldn't Die"
In 1983, workers won the right to an eight-hour day. But the new economy is rapidly
rewriting the rules. Join host Will Durst as he travels across the country to see how the workday has
changed - for the better and for the worse.
It's a 24-7 world, and more Americans are working non-traditional
hours, including the night shift. Host Will
Durst stays up all night so you don't have to and discovers
that managers and white collar employees are driving up the nocturnal
population. Are we ready for a round-the-clock work world?
What does the workplace of the future look like, and how do we get
there? Host Will Durst leads us on an inspiring quest for the ideal
workplace, stopping at a motorcycle plant democratizing its assembly
line, a software company bucking industry trends by preventing burnout,
a plastics factory with a view and more.
Off the Old Block"
What gets us up in the morning? Livelyhood host Will Durst climbs
the Empire State Building, sells Girl Scout cookies, and looks back
at his own 100-job work history in a quest to understand the amazing
American work ethic.
Keeping towns working takes more than collecting taxes and delivering
newspapers -- it takes community members realizing that what they
do from 9 to 5 impacts the community, not just the bottom line.
When businesses and local citizens work together for the future
of their community, everyone wins. In Our Towns, part four of the
PBS series Livelyhood, we meet citizens who are banding together
to weather economic turbulence and celebrate what it means to be
We Bought the Company"
Meet hardworking Americans pursuing the age-old dream of owning
a piece of the pie. Whether facing layoffs, tired of being another
number in a cubicle, or driven to solve a problem for their family
or community, the individuals we'll encounter take business into
their own hands.
How do American families balance work and home in this era of the
rapidly changing workplace? In this show, Livelyhood looks at the
impact of work on our families and vice-versa.
The first Livelyhood television special takes a look at the vast
changes in the American workplace since WWII. In "Shift Change,"
host Will Durst explores the job market
from one end of the country to the other, and finds some people
who, with ingenuity, creativity, and maybe a little bit of luck,
have landed on their feet in these rough-and-tumble times.