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Season 1 Episode 02.13.09

A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains

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Where people live without what most Americans take for granted. ABC News spent two years documenting the unique challenges children growing up in Central Appalachia face as they chase after their dreams. Meet some children of the mountains who are struggling to survive: a high school football star sleeping in his truck; a 12 yr. old who dreams of having her own bed; an 18 yr. old debating if he should spend his life in the coal mines; and an 11 yr. old hoping to save her mother's life.moreless
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investigative journalism, mainstream america, microscope to the world, inner city streets, international news