Friday Movie Night - Frontline: Two American Families

We fill our lives with media.  Day in and day out the screens and voices spin a tall fictional tale of Americans with good jobs, houses, cars, educational opportunities and money.  Frontline brings home the real America, the one we don't want to face.  Gone is the American Dream, replaced with foreclosures, food stamps and work that doesn't pay enough to even make the most modest rent.  The new America is a wasteland of broken dreams, broken promises and broken people working themselves into the ground and still not even getting by.

We all must watch Frontline's in depth profile of Two American Families and their economic fate from the 1990's, the turn of the century and now.  They are us.

 

Two American Families - Part 1

 

Two American Families - Part 2

 

Two American Families - Part 3

 

Two American Families - Part 4

 

Two American Families - Part 5

 

Two American Families - Part 6

 

Two American Families - Part 7

 

Two American Families - Part 8

 

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Two American Families

Folks, I highly recommend watching this. It brings home the hundreds of statistics and charts we overview every day on this site.

One can have charts, lines, statistics and numbers, but nothing tells the tale better than real regular folk on what is really going on in America today.

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