New PBS Frontline Documentary POOR KIDS

11/20/12 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk about a new PBS/Frontline documentary entitled POOR KIDS. The film which airs tonight on PBS travels to the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, to explore the lives of children living in the suburbs of the nation's heartland and growing up poor. Told from the point of view of the children themselves, this one-hour documentary offers a unique perspective on the nation's flagging economy and the impact of unemployment, foreclosure and financial distress as seen through the eyes of the children affected. We'll hear an excerpt from the opening of the documentary and we'll speak with Jezza Neumann, the film's director. FMI

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