Our Children at Risk

Narrated and hosted by Walter Cronkite

Our Children At Risk examines why millions of today's young children may fail to reach their full developmental potential and considers the positive steps the US can take to address this crisis. The program features families with young children who are going hungry and foregoing necessary medical care as well as children whose development is threatened by the destructive forces of poverty.

Child advocates explore cost effective ways to ensure that all children get off to a healthy start. Among the experts interviewed are Dr. T. Berry Brazelton of Harvard Medical School and Marian Wright Edelman of the Children's Defense Fund. As the film notes, "the cost of reaching these children may be daunting, but the cost of failing to reach our children at risk is more than our society can possibly afford."

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"First rate production with an important message."
- Science Books & Films

"This incisive documentary... shows a national need to care for other's children as our own."
- Booklist



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