The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:30pm - 11:30pm

Pictured: Tourrie Moses

Credit: Thirteen PBS

The One That Got Away examines the life of an at-risk youth and supports needed to keep kids on track.

The film examines issues of educational, familial and communal responsibility for at-risk children. Tourrie Moses was a highly promising student from Montclair, NJ - inquisitive, engaged, and eager to learn - when he entered Glenfield School in the sixth grade. Friendly and well-liked by his teachers and classmates, he was elected president of the student council by eighth grade.

But what happened to Moses -- once considered bound for a top college by his teachers -- in the ensuing years that caused him to spend more time in the streets than in school and led to him now serving 15 years for murder in the New Jersey state prison system? Through interviews with family, friends, and teachers, the film reveals how the intertwined forces of home life, school life and street life can negatively impact a child, particularly one growing up in impoverished conditions.

Airs on WXXI-TV, March 21, 2017 at 10:30pm-11:30pm

 

 

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