‘Left Behind America’: Forgotten in the Post-recession Rust Belt

In the decade since the Great Recession, some small cities have struggled to recover in the post-recession economy. Produced in partnership by Chasing the Dream, Frontline and ProPublica team up to tell the story of one such city, Dayton, Ohio. Our partners at MetroFocus speaks to ProPublica reporter Alec MacGillis about the film.

As part of “Left Behind America”, we asked people across the country to tell us how they’re chasing the American dream in today’s economy by using the hashtag #ChasingtheDreamPBS. You can read their stories here: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/chasing-the-dream/left-behind-america/