NC Bookwatch

John Kasson, The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression

Season 16 Episode 1619 | 26m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

A cultural historian, Kasson brings to light, the impact of Shirley Temple on a bleak era in American history. Telling us how, with her films focusing so much on emotional healing, was the much needed salve to heal a broken country. Becoming, in essence, a compliment to the New Deal policies of FDR.

Aired: 06/20/14

Rating: NR

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