NOW with Bill Moyers; Manhattan Comprehensive Day and Night High School
Two years ago when Rilda Da Graca came to the United States from the Cape Verde Islands - alone and barely speaking a word of English - the odds of succeeding in her new country were slim. Today, because of an extraordinary school, this 20 year old is looking forward to earning her high school diploma next year. NOW profiles the Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day High School, which takes a radically different approach to education. It is a place of last chances for kids who don't fit anywhere else: new immigrants, foster children who've bounced from home to home, students who've chronically failed and teenage mothers struggling to make a better life for themselves and their children. After four months of filming inside this remarkable school, award-winning journalist Robert Krulwich tells the poignant stories of five students and their brave journeys to graduation. NOW WITH BILL MOYERS: A weekly news magazine, reported in conjunction with NPR, includes documentary reporting, in-depth one-on-one interviews, and insightful commentary from a wide variety of media-makers and those behind the headlines.