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FRONTLINE; Poor Kids

11/20/2012

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Poor Kids
Program Number

3024

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

These are hard times in the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. It's home to John Deere manufacturing and the nation's breadbasket. But it's also an area deeply scarred by the recession. FRONTLINE spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families' struggles against financial ruin. The result is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it's rarely seen, through the eyes of children. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, this film is an unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children, and to the country's future.

A True Vision Production for WGBH/FRONTLINE in association with BBC Television

Duration

00:56:10

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
News
Public Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Poor Kids,” 11/20/2012, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1589B8D7671B4CA78DC6AF8D0769094D.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Poor Kids.” 11/20/2012. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1589B8D7671B4CA78DC6AF8D0769094D>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Poor Kids. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1589B8D7671B4CA78DC6AF8D0769094D
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