These are hard times in the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. It's home to John Deere manufacturing and the nation's breadbasket. But it's also an area deeply scarred by the Recession. FRONTLINE spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families' struggles against financial ruin.
FRONTLINE spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families' struggles against financial ruin. The result is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it's rarely seen, through the eyes of children. Poor Kids is an unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children, and to the country's future.
-- Quad Cities (Ill. and Iowa)
Poor families -- Quad Cities (Ill. and Iowa) -- Case studies.
Poverty -- Quad Cities (Ill. and Iowa) -- Case studies.
Recessions -- Social aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Quad Cities (Ill. and Iowa) -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Documentary television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Arlington, Va.] :PBS :2013
|Other Titles|| Frontline (Television program)
Poor kids :
1968- television director, television producer.
Mucciolo, Lauren, television producer.
Lyman, Will, 1948- narrator.
Pereira, Jaime (Composer), composer.
True Vision Productions, production company.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), production company.
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service, production company.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), broadcaster, publisher.
PBS Distribution (Firm), publisher.
Narrator, Will Lyman.
Composer of original music, Jamie Pereira.
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Program content: c2012.
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo.
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.