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HomeVideoTwo American Families | Trailer | FRONTLINE | PBS

Two American Families | Trailer | FRONTLINE | PBS

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It’s a central premise of the American dream: If you’re willing to work hard, you’ll be able to make a living and build a better life for your children.

But what if working hard isn’t enough to ensure success—or even the basics of daily life?

“Two American Families”, a special 90-minute FRONTLINE documentary more than two decades in the making, is a portrait of perseverance that raises unsettling questions about the changing nature of the American economy and the fate of a declining middle class.