FRONTLINE: Poor Kids with 2017 Update

FRONTLINE: Poor Kids with 2017 Update

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

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

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. See the new follow-up to their story 5 years later.

Five years ago, in the Emmy-nominated documentary, Poor Kids, FRONTLINE explored the economic crisis as it’s rarely seen: through the eyes of children.

How are the kids at the heart of the film doing today?
 
Find out tonight. In a newly updated broadcast of Poor Kids, FRONTLINE revisits Kaylie, Brittany, Jasmine and Johnny to see what their lives are like now — offering a powerful, firsthand look at what poverty means to children and the country.

Told by kids in three families over the course of half a decade, tonight's documentary is an indelible portrait of the realities of growing up poor in America — a country with one of the highest child poverty rates in the developed world.
 
Poor Kids airs tonight (11/22/17) on WXXI-TV and online starting at 10 p.m. EST  See a preview here from 2012  Learn more at: Frontline: Poor Kids website

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