The above-linked video is a trailer for “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink” (January 2014). According to The Shriver Report, “A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink” examines the rates of financial insecurity among American women and the children who depend on them, investigate the impact of it on our nation’s institutions and economic future, and promote modern solutions to help women strengthen their financial status.
The film spotlights one of the most important stories of our time: the fact that 42 million American women and the 28 million children who depend on them are living on or over the brink of poverty. The Shriver Report comes to life in the story of one woman, working full-time, supporting three kids, trying to go to college, and still teetering on the brink of financial disaster.
The film PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK: THE LIFE & TIMES OF KATRINA GILBERT, executive produced by HBO’s Sheila Nevins and Maria Shriver in association with The Shriver Report, offers the deeply personal, emotionally harrowing, and unvarnished true story of Katrina Gilbert, a single mom in Chattanooga, Tennessee, struggling to get ahead, but constantly knocked back by an out-of-date system that seems to prevent her from being able to push back from the brink.
The film debuted yesterday MARCH 17th (9:00-10:15 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO, but to broaden the impact of this important project, HBO is also making the film available for free online from March 17th through March 25th at http://www.HBO.COM, http://www.ShriverReport.org and
http://www.YouTube.com/HBODocs (I’m sorry that I couldn’t figure out how to paste those two as links here…I’m still as technologically impaired as I was when I began blogging!).
As The Shriver Report tells us “it’s time to talk about #WhatWomenNeed” because, in doing so, we also talk about what their babies, toddlers and children need. America depends on all of them to be happy, healthy and successful.