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Report on dropouts: must-watch TV

One of the best things about Health News Florida becoming a part of WUSF Public Media is that we gained reporter Sarah Pusateri, a young but experienced TV and radio reporter.

When I arrived at the WUSF newsroom two weeks ago, she was hard at work on a piece for Frontline, the PBS documentary show, which is airing a series called "Dropout Nation" on Tuesday nights. Her segment, which may air next month, looks at the 22 percent of high-school dropouts who quit school to care for family members.

Last week, we published a shorter print version with the headline: Dropout Nation: Kids as caregivers.

If you don't want to wait, you can see her 10-minutevideo on YouTube

I still love print journalism, but there's no denying the emotional wallop that radio and TV can bring to a story.

Sarah weaves it together beautifully.

Don't miss it.

----Health News Florida is journalism for a healthy state. As a part of WUSF Public Media, it provides in-depth coverage of health issues and policy.  Question? Comment? Contact Carol Gentry, Editor, at 813-974-8629 or  727-410-3266  or

Carol Gentry, founder and special correspondent of Health News Florida, has four decades of experience covering health finance and policy, with an emphasis on consumer education and protection.