Bill Moyers Journal (Video) | PBS

Reflections on the Kerner Commission

March 28, 2008

Forty years after race riots in Detroit, Newark, and dozens of other cities stunned the nation, has anything changed? The program takes a look at an update of the Kerner Commission Report, which blamed the violence on the devastating poverty and hopelessness endemic in the inner cities of the 1960s and includes an interview with former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, one of the last living members of the Kerner Commission.

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