Babies and Breadwinners (film #421 on Prelinger Archive). [Category: Public Service]

This film documents the 1961 polio vaccine campaign in Columbus, Georgia. It's pretty dry and dull for the most part, going into a great deal of detail about such things as the preliminary surveys and the plans for where the mobile units would be set up. It does have historical value, though, for that very detail. One memorable scene shows Bozo the Clown getting vaccintaed on his tv show, which I like to see because it's a rare glimpse into local television, a fascinating subject that has been very poorly documented for the most part.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ***.

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