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Mothers Through the Eyes and the Years of TV and Movie Makers

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&raquo Download Audio(mp3) By Jerilyn Watson 2007-5-13 VOICE ONE: Welcome to THIS IS AMERICA in VOA Spe

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by jerilyn watson
2007-5-13

voice one:

welcome to this is america in voa special english. i'm barbara klein.

voice two:

and i'm faith lapidus. this week, our subject is mothers and how their image has changed over the years in film and television.

(music)

voice one:

in the united states and a number of other countries, the second sunday in may is celebrated as mother's day.

woodrow wilson

early in the nineteen hundreds, a woman named anna jarvis began a campaign to honor mothers in america. she talked to friends and friends of friends. she wrote to congressmen, local leaders, teachers and newspaper publishers.

finally, president woodrow wilson signed a resolution in may of nineteen fourteen that officially established mother's day.

voice two:

anna jarvis thought mothers should be honored with expressions of love and respect.

professor robert thompson at syracuse university in new york state is an expert on american popular culture. fifty or sixty years ago, he says, the popular media image of mothers was the so-called perfect mother.

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