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In Webster Groves was a 1966 award-winning documentary one-hour TV special produced by the CBS television network focussing on the experiences of adolescents growing up and living in Webster Groves, Missouri, United States. Narrated by Charles Kuralt, the program, inspired by a survey conducted by the University of Chicago, showed the middle-American, middle-class town to be a superficially friendly, prosperous, progressive, religious, charitable, arts-and-education oriented bedroom community whose adolescent culture, with the complicity (and, by inference, example and encouragement) of the adult population, was in fact clique-ridden, status-oriented, hypercompetitive, hypocritical, prejudiced, and materialistic. Interviews with a cross section of sixteen year olds in the community, including minorities and exchange students, and consensual filming of their normal activities, both in school and at recreation, provided the content of the program.