Fdr: New Deal Programs GUESTS: Al Felzenberg/ Executive Director, Empowerment Subcommittee, on Capitol Hill Assistant Secretary of State, New Jersey [1982-1989]; Former Lecturer, Princeton University and Rutgers University Michael Katz/ Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania Author, In the Shadow of the Poorhouse: A Social History of Welfare in America [Basic Books, 1996] and Improving Poor People: The Welfare State, "The Underclass," and UrbanSchools as History [Princeton University Press, 1995] On Friday, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Memorial will be unveiled on the Mall in Washington, alongside memorials dedicated to Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln. FDR, who spent sixteen years in the White House, is probably best known for his New Deal programs that helped pull the country out of the Great Depression: social security, unemployment insurance, farm subsidies, and the Securites and Exchange Commission. But his welfare state has come under fire of late, facing either elimination or drastic revamping. Join Melinda Penkava for a look at FDR's presidency and the legacy of his social programs.

Fdr: New Deal Programs

Fdr: New Deal Programs

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GUESTS: Al Felzenberg/ Executive Director, Empowerment Subcommittee, on Capitol Hill Assistant Secretary of State, New Jersey [1982-1989]; Former Lecturer, Princeton University and Rutgers University Michael Katz/ Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania Author, In the Shadow of the Poorhouse: A Social History of Welfare in America [Basic Books, 1996] and Improving Poor People: The Welfare State, "The Underclass," and UrbanSchools as History [Princeton University Press, 1995] On Friday, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Memorial will be unveiled on the Mall in Washington, alongside memorials dedicated to Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln. FDR, who spent sixteen years in the White House, is probably best known for his New Deal programs that helped pull the country out of the Great Depression: social security, unemployment insurance, farm subsidies, and the Securites and Exchange Commission. But his welfare state has come under fire of late, facing either elimination or drastic revamping. Join Melinda Penkava for a look at FDR's presidency and the legacy of his social programs.