Proposal for “Bread Line” television project

A 1972 letter and proposal from Tom Weinberg to William McCarter of WTTW Channel 11, for a new show called Bread Line, which would provide resources to unemployed people around Chicagoland. The show would air live nightly, and would encourage viewers to call in to on camera telephone lines to talk about job and money issues. Different days of the week would focus in different issues, including jobs and income, buying and spending wisely, and community involvement and consumer rights. The program was eventually made into a pilot for WTTW under the name Hiring Line with a format that also included having hosts read job listings over the air.

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The proposal also includes biographies of the key people involved in the project and a format rundown.

 

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