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The Great Depression Interviews

From the stock market crash of 1929 to the beginnings of World War II, The Great Depression tells the dramatic and diverse stories of struggle and survival during the worst economic crisis in U.S. history.

Originally debuting on PBS stations in 1993, The Great Depression was a 7-part series that met with critical acclaim, winning an Emmy for writing and an Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award.

These interviews are part of the Henry Hampton Collection housed at the Film & Media Archive at Washington University Libraries. Visit the Film & Media Archive’s Henry Hampton Collection to see more.

Each video and transcript represents the entire interview conducted by Blackside, Inc., including portions that did not appear in the final program. For more information, please contact the Film & Media Archive.

George Segal’s Depression Bread Line at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington D.C.


Andy Uhrich
Job Title
Curator of Film and Media
Phone Number
(314) 935-3301