Love & Diane

PBS Premiere: April 21, 2004Check the broadcast schedule »

Love & Diane: Watching the Film


More than being just a financial matter, poverty impacts on every aspect of a person's physical, mental and emotional well being. In this feature we've asked experts to expand upon some of the far-reaching issues that are tackled in the documentary.

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Author
"The emotion of love itself is as much a dynamic as the injustice--unfolding in new places, getting wounded, waning, then, snapping back again. I watch this film and become enraged. How much more?" | Read more »

Keely Magyar
Keely A. Magyar, Senior Program Director, Lawyers for Children America
"Legal services for children can make a difference, and Love & Diane demonstrates what happens when the legal profession fails to give its best to some of society's most needy." | Read more »

Dr. Diane Brown
Dr. Diane R. Brown, Author
"The film highlights how little control people have after they are caught up in a welfare system that fails to address their needs. It also provides an example of what works and what doesn't work in the delivery of mental health services, particularly for the poor and for persons of color." | Read more »

Dr. H. Westley Clark
Dr. H. Westley Clark, Director, Center for Substance Abuse, SAMHSA, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
"The cycle of substance-abuse related family discord illustrated in Love & Diane must be broken. One starting point is the provision of services to pregnant and postpartum women." | Read more »