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FRONTLINE; Two American Families

07/02/2013

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Two American Families
Program Number

3112

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

Since 1992, Bill Moyers and FRONTLINE have been following the story of two ordinary, hard-working families in Milwaukee - one black, one white - as they spent two decades in an extraordinary battle to keep from sliding into poverty. With poignant and revealing intimacy, Two American Families chronicles the struggles of the Neumanns and the Stanleys as they try to hold onto their homes, their jobs, their health insurance, and a future for their children. A remarkable portrait of perseverance, the 90-minute film raises unsettling questions about the changing nature of the U.S. economy and the fate of a declining middle class.

See also Frontline 1406: Living on the Edge

A FRONTLINE production with Okapi Productions LLC and Public Affairs Television, Inc. in association with Left/Right Docs

Duration

01:26:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Two American Families,” 07/02/2013, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_12F6016BA2CB4D7F8424D67E3687EB7D.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Two American Families.” 07/02/2013. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_12F6016BA2CB4D7F8424D67E3687EB7D>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Two American Families. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_12F6016BA2CB4D7F8424D67E3687EB7D
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