Carnival Ride | Photo credit Jennifer T. Donner
America Reframed: Farewell Ferris Wheel

Farewell Ferris Wheel

Carnivals have a delightful place in the American imagination, with childhood memories of family fun, fantasy, and summer love. But rising expenses and changes in U.S. labor patterns mean this national pastime is nearly extinct. "Farewell Ferris Wheel" is an inside look at the struggles of an industry trying to stay alive by employing Mexican migrant workers with a controversial visa.

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Councilwoman

Carmen Castillo is a first-term city councilwoman who maintains her full-time job as a hotel housekeeper. She advocates for the working families in her community, many of whom work multiple jobs to stay afloat. Castillo, who came to the U.S. in 1994 from the Dominican Republic with three daughters in tow, believes that working families should earn a wage sufficient to allow them to live in dignity.

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​"Town Hall"​ casts an unflinching eye at Katy and John, two Tea Party activists from the battleground state of Pennsylvania who believe America's salvation lies in a return to true conservative values.

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