Dream On


WNIN’s OLD DREAMS, NEW IDEAS will premiere on 9.1 WNIN PBS on October 6 at 7 p.m. CST
DREAM ON will premiere on 9.1 WNIN PBS on October 7 at 9 p.m. CST

From Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump, the 2016 presidential candidates share one thing in common: a conviction that they can revitalize the American Dream. Pinned between stagnant wages and the soaring costs of housing, education and healthcare, millions of Americans are struggling to make ends meet.

DREAM ON features political comedian John Fugelsang as he retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define America as a place where anyone could climb the ladder of economic opportunity. Following in the Frenchman’s footsteps, Fugelsang speaks with fast-food workers and retirees, prisoners and entrepreneurs, undocumented immigrants and community organizers about their hopes, dreams, and daily struggles. DREAM ON explores whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that Tocqueville observed is alive and well in the twenty-first century, or whether George Carlin was right when he famously quipped, “It’s called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.” 

To address these urgent issues before the critical election next year, WNIN will host a public preview screening of DREAM ON on October 1, followed by a panel discussion. We will also be screening clips from our original program Old Dreams, New Ideas that addresses the themes of DREAM ON as they relate to the Tri-State area.

What: Dream On Screening & Discussion

Where: University of Evansville, Schroeder School of Business Rm 170

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

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DREAM ON is a production of Public Policy Productions, Inc., in association with Thirteen/WNET New York; Produced and directed by Roger Weisberg; Written by John Fugelsang and Roger Weisberg; Edited by Pascal Akesson and Sandra Christie; Cinematography by Sandra Chandler and John Hazard; Sound by Alan Barker; Additional Field Production by Jeff Seelbach; Music composed by Richard Fiocca; Design and Animation by Bill Bergeron; Production Management by Suzanne Beffa; For WNET, Executive-in-Charge Stephen Segaller. 

Major funding for this initiative is provided by The JPB Foundation. Additional support provided by Arlene and Alan Alda, the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Odyssey Fund, Park Foundation, Silverweed Foundation, and Spunk Fund, Inc.


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