‘Two American Families’

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Watch Bill Moyersā€™ July 9, 2013 Frontline documentary about two ordinary, hard-working families in Milwaukee.


Since 1992, Bill Moyers has been following the story of these two middle-class families ā€” one black, one white ā€” as they battle to keep from sliding into poverty. He first met the Stanleys and Neumanns when they were featured in his 1990 documentary Minimum Wages: The New Economy. The families were revisited in 1995 for Living on the Edge, and again in 2000 for Surviving the Good Times.

Bill Moyers revisited his reports on the Stanleys and Neumanns and talked about issues raised with authors Barbara Miner and Barbara Garson on the July 5 episode of Moyers & Company, “Surviving the New American Economy.”

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