FRONTLINE: Poor Kids On-Demand

FRONTLINE: Poor Kids On-Demand

FRONTLINE spent months following three young girls, (l-r) Kaylie, Jasmin and Brittany, who are growing up amidst their families’ struggles against financial ruin.

Credit: Courtesy of Jezza Neumann


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Follow three young girls growing up amidst their families’ struggles against financial ruin. This an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it’s rarely seen, through the eyes of children.

FRONTLINE follows three young girls growing up amidst their families’ struggles against financial ruin. This an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it’s rarely seen, through the eyes of children. With one in five American children living below the poverty line, “Poor Kids” is an unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children — and to the country’s future. The three families are located in the hard hit Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. Home to John Deere manufacturing and the nation’s breadbasket, it’s also an area deeply scarred by the recession. Learn more at: Frontline: Poor Kids website



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