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(2002 TV Movie)

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  • Our America is the true story of two bright and ambitious Chicago teenagers who, living in one of the worst inner-city neighborhoods in the country, get a chance to become reporters for NPR. Their reporting becomes more compelling when they gather the courage to tell the truth about witnessing two of their peers throw a four-year-old out of a 14th story window.

    - Written by <jackb@imdb.com>
  • In Chicago, the Afro-American teenager friends Lloyd Newman and LeAlan Jones win a contest promoted by the successful producer Dave Isay of NPR - National Public Radio - for a documentary about the daily life in the ghetto where they live. They prepare a documentary showing their routines, the life in their neighborhood, and it becomes controversial, with some negative reviews of important persons of their community. Nevertheless, they are awarded as the 1997 Chicago Citizen of the Year. Dave becomes a close friend of the boys and their families, and they decide to prepare another documentary about the death of Eric Morse, a young kid dropped from the 14th floor of a building in the compound by two other boys on 14 Nov 1994. They win the prestigious Peabody Award with their work.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • The true story of two African-American teen radio reporters and their documentary investigation of a notorious child murder.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

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