FRONTLINE: Two American Families

FRONTLINE: Two American Families

Tue, 07/09/2013 - 10:00pm

FRONTLINE follows Claude and Jackie Stanley (top) and Terry and Tony Neumann (bottom) for mroe than 20 years as they battle to stay out of poverty and provide a future for their children.

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Follow two ordinary families in Milwaukee – one black, one white – who struggled to avoid poverty. 

Since 1992, Bill Moyers and FRONTLINE have been following the story of two ordinary, hard-working families in Milwaukee – one black, one white – as they spent two decades in an extraordinary battle to keep from sliding into poverty. With poignant and revealing intimacy, Two American Families, airing Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV, chronicles the struggles of the Neumanns and the Stanleys as they try to hold onto their homes, their jobs, their health insurance, and a future for their children. A remarkable portrait of perseverance, the 90-minute film raises unsettling questions about the changing nature of the U.S. economy and the fate of a declining middle class.

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