A documentary by College of Education Staff member Lorrain Douglass aired on Public Television

Lorrain DouglassThe documentary, "Home on the Streets", by the College of Education's Lorrain Douglass, was aired on public television in Fulton Count…


July 29, 2005



Lorrain DouglassThe documentary, “Home on the Streets”, by the College of Education’s Lorrain Douglass, was aired on public television in Fulton County, GA, on October 3 rd 2003. The film was previously shown at the Dahlonega International Film and other film festivals around the country.

The October 3 rd edition of “Caught in Clapper”, a 30-minute public television series produced by John Gutmann of Machine Press Video Productions, was co-hosted by Janice Pruitt and Marcia Coker. The estimated 300,000 subscribers saw the 17-minute documentary, a video interview of Laurie and also heard a phone interview with Laurie about homeless veterans in New York City, Washington, DC, and Boston.

“Home on the Street” is an investigative documentary on homeless veterans with mental illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, or substance abuse. The purpose of this documentary is to acquaint the audience with successful programs in Boston and Washington, DC that have been effective in assisting homeless veterans during their recovery and re-entry into the work force. Interviews with homeless veterans in three major cities attempt to capture their feelings on returning home from their individual combat missions and communicate how important camaraderie is to them.