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Poor Kids

These are hard times in the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. It's home to John Deere manufacturing and the nation's breadbasket. But it's also an area deeply scarred by the recession. FRONTLINE spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families' struggles against financial ruin. The result is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it's rarely seen, through the eyes of children. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, Poor Kids is an unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children, and to the country's future.

Wed, Jul 27 at 8:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

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Solitary Nation

An estimated 80,000 Americans are in solitary confinement - even people who haven't committed violent crimes - sometimes for years, or even decades. Using extraordinary access to the segregation unit at the maximum security Maine State Prison, FRONTLINE examines America's use of solitary confinement - a practice U.S. prisons and jails resort to more than most other countries. Some prison officials see it as necessary to keep order and safety, but critics say it is inhumane and counterproductive. 'Solitary Nation' is an extraordinarily rare and intimate view of life in solitary, through the stories of inmates living in isolation, the prison officers who keep them locked in, and a new warden who is re-thinking the practice and trying to reduce the number of inmates in solitary.

Sat, Jul 30 at 8:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

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Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA

FRONTLINE investigates how the NRA uses its unrivaled political power to stop gun regulation in America. With first-hand accounts of school killings in Newtown and Columbine, and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Gunned Down examines why despite the national trauma over gun violence Washington hasn't acted.

Wed, Jul 27 at 1:00 am on WTTW Create/World

Supplements and Safety

The hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements, a multibillion-dollar industry, are investigated.

Fri, Aug 12 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

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Children of Syria

Follow four children surviving in war-torn Aleppo and their escape to a new life in Germany.

Fri, Aug 5 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

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Education

Reports of predatory behavior and fraud in the troubled for-profit college industry are examined.

Tue, Sep 13 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

The Choice 2016

Investigate where the two presidential candidates came from, how they lead and why they want to take on one of the most difficult jobs imaginable. Examine formative moments in their lives through interviews with those who know them best.

Tue, Sep 27 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

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