The Resource Dream on, (electronic resource)

Dream on, (electronic resource)

Label
Dream on
Title
Dream on
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is the American Dream alive or dead? Political comedian John Fugelsang hits the road to find out in Dream On. This epic road trip retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define America as a place where anyone, of any background, could climb the ladder of economic opportunity. Following in the Frenchman's footsteps, Fugelsang asks whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that Tocqueville popularized is alive and well in the twenty-first century, or whether George Carlin was right when he famously quipped, It's called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it. Dream On features stories of hard-working people trapped in poverty; senior citizens who have lost their pensions; blue collar workers whose jobs have disappeared; homeowners fighting foreclosure; once prosperous families struggling with hunger and homelessness; fast food workers fighting for a living wage; non-violent drug offenders in prison for decades; undocumented immigrants fighting deportation; low-income communities struggling with poverty-related disease; rust belt cities coping with deindustrialization; educators trying to reform our failing public schools; and social entrepreneurs designing new ways to reduce poverty. As countless Americans struggle with diminished prospects for the future, our core beliefs about the value of work, the inevitability of progress, the fairness of the system, and America's standing in the world are being shaken. After decades of rising income inequality and declining economic mobility, reviving the American Dream has become the defining issue of our time
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
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Dream on (Motion picture : 2015)
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Credits note
Directed by Roger Weisberg
Intended audience
Not rated
PerformerNote
John Fugelsang
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1969-
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  • Weisberg, Roger
  • Fugelsang, John
  • Chandler, Sandra
  • Hazard, John
  • Fiocca, Richard
  • Akesson, Pascal
  • Christie, Sandra
  • hoopla digital
Runtime
86
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  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • American Dream
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Dream on, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11708736
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 86 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT11708736
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
11708736
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Dream on, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11708736
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 86 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT11708736
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
11708736
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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