"Once a Ghetto" focuses on how bulldozing a neighborhood in Central Illinois for urban renewal involves more than just replacing demolished homes with better structures. Does the bulldozer destroy the social bonds of the residents? What happens to the people who lived in the neighborhoods? What have cities done to assist them? The program examines the Greenwood Urban Renewal Project in Decatur and follows urban renewal attempts by the Committee for Community Rehabilitation in Danville. A panel discusses the psychological effects of public housing and how it could be improved. The panelists include Donald Davis of Decatur’s public housing department; Erma Bridgewater, Champaign urban renewal activist; and Julian Rappaport, a University of Illinois assistant professor of psychology.