Two American Families

Published on March 7, 2021 by

This 2013 documentary tells the stories of two families in Milwaukee—one black, one white—in a battle to keep from sliding into poverty.

“Two American Families” raises questions about the U.S. economy and the declining middle class through the stories of the Neumanns and the Stanleys, which began when the breadwinners in both families lost their well-paying factory jobs. For more than two decades, Correspondent Bill Moyers documented their struggle to keep their homes, their health insurance and their dignity.

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