Kids in crisis. Shining a light on the shocking lives of America’s youth.

What are the challenges facing America’s youth of today? If anybody’s going to find out, it’s British investigative journalist Stacey Dooley.

These two heart-rending Stacey Dooley documentaries from the energetic reporter see her visit Chicago, where more young people are murdered by gang violence than in any other city in America, and pregnant women across the country put their babies up for open adoption.

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