In the second episode of PBS American Portrait, everyday people share self-shot stories about their jobs and careers as they navigate the changes they’re experiencing and the goals they’re working towards. From teachers to truck drivers, they explore what it really means to work in America today.
Sanitation Workers Strike For Better Wages
In New Orleans, sanitation workers go on strike for better wages.
A Trucker Strives For Work-Life Balance
Laura, a long-haul trucker, is on the road for weeks at a time.
Educators Explain What Teaching Means To Them
Educators around the country explain what teaching means to them.
A Teacher Faces Unemployment Due To COVID-19
For Jessica, teaching is a chance to make a difference in future generations.
A Dairy Farmer Explains Her Passion For Her Work
A dairy farmer shares an inside look at her day-to-day life and expenses.