Surviving the Good Times

July 3, 2013

The dramatic story of two blue-collar Milwaukee families over two decades. As they struggle to find their place in the new economy, living from paycheck to paycheck through good times and bad, the Neumanns and Stanleys confront choices for themselves and their families that have far-reaching consequences for the American way of life.

Follow the Families

Bill Moyers 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.

The latest update aired on Frontline on July 9, 2013.

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  • jennifer

    these families are so brave to tell their stories so that we can better understand what is happening, and what has happened, to families living through these times.