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ABC News Primetime Children Raised By Their Grandparents

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: ABC News
  • DVD Release Date: May 14, 2007
  • Run Time: 40 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000J3OS4M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #464,626 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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They are a generation of children whose parents have essentially vanished, lost to drug abuse, incarceration, mental illness and other social problems. Filling the void for an estimated 4.5 million of these American kids are their grandparents, often forced into duty armed with few resources beyond their wisdom and devotion. In a powerful hour-long report, "Primetime Live" explores the stories of four of these families living in Newark, New Jersey, a city that has one of the nation's highest concentrations of youth being reared by grandparents -- many in poverty and typically do not receive the amount of government funds provided to foster parents.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Tough Times July 7, 2008
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This was a very sensitive documentary and captured my heart. The content focused only on the poor, innercity child of color though. I wish it had broadened its scope and included children and grandparents from all walks of life.

I am grandmom/mom - we adopted our 7 year old grandson in December of 2007. Yes, we are white, yes we make a combined income of over 80K a year, and yes we live in suburbia in a newer home and drive newer automobiles. But, drugs affected the lives of the parents and long story short, we his grandparents, ended up here at this place today when we should be planning our retirement.

I would have liked to see more interaction, ideas, solutions, and support integrated into this documentary rather than the hopelessness that it portrayed.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Children raised by their Grandparents. July 4, 2008
This was a well done documentary about grandparents raising/adopting their grandchildren. That said it wasn't very helpful to me as my situation was very different from the families portrayed in the film.
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