Henry A. Wallace
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HENRY A. WALLACE is the story of a man who changed the world. Wallace was an agricultural scientist whose innovations revolutionized the production of food, not only in this country, but the world over. The increased production those advances brought about changed the way we work. As Roosevelt ’s Secretary of Agriculture, his New Deal programs changed the way Americans relate with their government. And as a politician, the ideas he advocated, like civil rights and national health insurance, changed the way we think.

But Wallace’s story is a tragic one, too. In 1944 he was within a heartbeat of the Presidency. Six years later, he stood before the House Un-American Activities Committee defending his patriotism. The country that had embraced him for his vision, in the end rejected him for his expectations. Henry A. Wallace is the story of a man who was caught between the ideal and the reality that is America. With a script written by Wallace biographer, John Hyde, the documentary helps introduce this exceptional man, largely forgotten by history, to the Americans whose lives he changed.


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Transcript Resources

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Transcript Excerpts from the Wallace DVD

Henry A. Wallace Program Script

Full Transcripts of the Interviews for the Documentary, Henry A. Wallace

John C. Culver
Co-author, American Dreamer: A Life of Henry A. Wallace.
Interviewed by Chip Duncan on May 3, 2003
Anne Effland
U.S.D.A. historian
Interviewed by Chip Duncan on May 3, 2003
Pedro Ferreira
Director-general, Center for Tropical Agriculture, Costa Rica
Interviewed by Jack Shepard on September 30, 2003
John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist
Interviewed by Jack Shepard on May 22, 2003

Dan Glickman
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Interviewed by Jack Shepard on October 2, 2003

Doris Kearns Goodwin
Roosevelt biographer
Interviewed by Dave Povero on November 15, 2003
Arnel Hallauer
Professor Emeritus of Agriculture, Iowa State University
Interviewed by Jack Shepard on October 9, 2003

Neil Harl
Distinguished Professor in Agriculture, Iowa State University
Interviewed by Jack Shepard on May 13, 2003

R. Douglas Hurt
Agricultural historian
Interviewed by Jack Shepard on May 13, 2003

John Hyde
Co-author, American Dreamer: A Life of Henry A. Wallace
Interviewed by Chip Duncan on February 2, 2004
George McGovern
Former U.S. Senator, South Dakota
Interviewed by John Hyde on May 3, 2003
Pete Seeger
Folk musician
Interviewed by Chip Duncan on June 26, 2003
Hugh Sidey
Contributing editor, Time Magazine
Interviewed by Jack Shepard on November 20, 2002

Richard Norton Smith
Presidential historian
Interviewed by Chip Duncan on September 10, 2003

 

Educational Resources
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Major funding provided by:

Pioneer - A DuPont Company

Additional funding provided by:

Andreas Foundation,
Rockefeller Foundation,
Wallace Genetic Foundation,
PMX Industries,
Musco Lighting,
Lee Baker,
John Ruan Foundation Trust

Press Materials

Below are two images available for download for use in program promotion - program guides, for use by the media, etc.

Image One:
Official USDA Portrait of Henry A. Wallace
Credit: State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City - Kock Collection
TIF format (1.6 MB)

Image Two:
Graphite Illustration of Henry A. Wallace
Credit: Thomas Rosborough
JPG format (961 KB)

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Jennifer Glover Konfrst, APR
Manager of Communications
(515) 242-3146
jennifer.konfrst@iptv.org