FRONTLINE ~ Close to Home
Close to Home
On air and online October 27, 2009 at 9:00pm (check local listings)
FRONTLINE producer Ofra Bikel (The Hugo Chavez Show, When Kids Get Life) chronicles how one unlikely neighborhood -- New York's Upper East Side -- is faring in this recession through the stories of the people who she's come to know at the hair salon she's frequented for the past 20 years. The film reveals salon owner Deborah Boles' struggles to stay afloat, her sister's risk of imminent foreclosure on her Florida home and the various clients whose lives intersect at this New York City salon -- from well-to-do bankers to struggling actors -- each with a story to tell about how they're getting by in these turbulent times.