TELEVISION: The Excluded Americans

"We felt that by scheduling the program the day after Thanksgiving," said David Lowe, producer of last week's "Harvest of Shame" on CBS Reports, "we could stress the fact that much of the food cooked for Thanksgiving throughout the country was picked by migratory workers. We hoped that the pictures of how these people live and work would shock the consciousness of the nation."

When he started on the nine-month filming project that took him from Belle Glade, Fla. to Chenango County, N.Y., Lowe found that "at first, the workers were embarrassed. Then...

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