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Melissa Fonseca in FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty. Photo: WTTW/Liam Alexander

A Look Ahead at 'FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty'

Julia Maish

Go behind the scenes of the upcoming digital series FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty, which follows five people experiencing intergenerational poverty to better understand the daily challenges that make their circumstances difficult to escape.
Frontline: Poor Kids. Photo: Frontline

"Teetering Over the Abyss of Poverty": Child Poverty in the US

Daniel Hautzinger

"When you're born into this world it's very hard to realistically change your life," says the director of the newly updated Frontline: Poor Kids. "Kids can escape into their dreams; adults escape into alcoholism or drugs. They didn't choose that."
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