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FRONTLINE; Growing Up Poor

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Growing Up Poor
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FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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Nearly 1 in 4 children in the US lives in poverty. The children of Chester, Pennsylvania, are plagued by poor health, malnutrition, drugs, and family problems. Half of them live below the poverty line. Program follows them through the maze of social service programs available to them and discovers what it is like growing up poor.

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