FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty – Trailer

Preview: Season 3 | 1m 24s | Video has closed captioning.

In Chicago, your birthplace often determines your destiny. A child born in one West Side census tract between 1978 and 1983 grew up to have a median annual household income of $16,000, according to Opportunity Insights. Does the American Dream exist in Chicago? In WTTW Chicago’s FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty, meet five people who are experiencing intergenerational poverty.

Aired: 01/18/21

Rating: NR

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FIRSTHAND is a local public television program presented by WTTW.