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FRONTLINE: Two American Families

Airs Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

FRONTLINE follows Claude and Jackie Stanley (top) and Terry and Tony Neumann ...

Credit: Courtesy of FRONTLINE

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

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” 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.

Past episodes of FRONTLINE are available for online viewing. FRONTLINE is on Facebook, and follow @frontlinepbs on Twitter. Bill Moyers is on Facebook, and you can follow @BillMoyersHQ on Twitter. Episodes of MOYERS & COMPANY are available for online viewing.

Frontline: Two American Families

Frontline: Two American Families

The Stanleys' Struggle for Survival

Two decades after Bill Moyers and FRONTLINE first began chronicling their story, have the Stanleys found an economic foothold? Find out in this sneak preview from “Two American Families,” airing July 9.

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On Moyers & Company: Two decades in the making, the intimate story of two American families struggling to find their place in the new economy. (Airs July 7, 2013 at 10 a.m. on KPBS TV)

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