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FRONTLINE Close to Home

Producer Ofra Bikel chronicles how the middle class is faring in this recession from people at the hair salon she’s frequents. Friday, March 26th at 9:00 p.m. on PBS-HD.

Bikel decides to set up her cameras in the hair salon she’s patronized for 20 years. It’s an intimate space where she has come to know well the surprisingly diverse clientele — from athletic trainers and housewives to high-end bankers, actors and opera singers.

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Deborah Boles cuts Emma Nelson’s hair.

The film reveals the struggles of a small business owner 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, each with a story to tell about how they’re getting by in these turbulent times.

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