Our Kids: Narrowing The Opportunity Gap

Host Dr. Robert Putnam (Harvard Professor and author of BOWLING ALONE) spotlights innovative leaders and children, working together in nine communities, who struggle to create and inspire solutions that help to narrow the widening opportunity gap between rich and poor for some 30 million young people denied access to the American Dream. We hope viewers will try to build similar solutions in their neighborhoods.

Our Kids: Narrowing The Opportunity Gap By Episode

  • Making A Difference (#101)

    Riverside, CA & Manchester, NH. The importance of mentors is illustrated in stories like that of a police detective starting a free judo school to "bait and switch" kids onto a better path.

  • Four Cities Tackle The Child Equity Gap (#102)

    Children living in fractured homes and poverty can't achieve equally with children who are financially and emotionally secure.

  • I'm Special (#103)

    Detroit Educational Crisis. With deteriorating class room conditions and the worst test scores in the nation, this alarming episode casts its eye on the current educational crisis in Detroit.

  • A Breath of Hope (#104)

    Seattle, WA & Columbus, OH. Giving hope to the hopeless dominates the stories in Seattle, WA and Columbus, OH.



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WLED-TV Ch. 48 Littleton

WEKW-TV Ch. 49 Keene

W50DP-D Ch. 50 Hanover

W34DQ-D Ch. 34 Pittsburg

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