Interviewing Frank Carney, Susie Gelaga, Linda (daughter-in-law), Molly (daughter), and Fred Christy. They discuss the youth of Chicago and their own life experiences.
The D. J.'s, a group of teenagers, discuss their lives, interests, and ambitions. Gladys Joyce Adams and Yvonne Hammond discuss the female youth and youth groups in Chicago. Joyce and Hammond discuss the girl's club the Divine Ladies and other girl's clubs. Christy and Frank Carney in "West Side" (part 3).
Jill S. Robinson discusses her book "Perdido," her experiences growing up in Hollywood, CA, and how these experiences influenced her novel; reads a passage from the novel at 2:18 and 49:40, and the epigraph of the novel at 55:45.
Discussing the making of film documentaries with Fred Wiseman, especially his film, "Juvenile Court." Includes excerpts of the sound track from a juvenile detention center in Memphis, Tennessee.