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.
In New Orleans, sanitation workers go on strike for better wages.
Laura, a long-haul trucker, is on the road for weeks at a time.
Educators around the country explain what teaching means to them.
For Jessica, teaching is a chance to make a difference in future generations.
A dairy farmer shares an inside look at her day-to-day life and expenses.