Subject is exactly immigration
The six-part series follows the journey of a teenage boy, Enrique, from Honduras, through Mexico, and across the border into the United States to reunite with his mother.
Conover spent four months living as a tramp, riding the rails, which ultimately became his first book, Rolling Nowhere. Research for the project began for his senior thesis, while still an undergrad at Amherst College, which has awarded him an honorary degree.
Genevieve Forbes Herrick with the Chicago Daily Tribune posed as a young Irish immigrant girl and "had some remarkable experiences in Ireland and in the steerage before she ran the gantlet of all the terrors of this great American gateway to the United States. She is disclosing what she and her fellow immigrants endured to enter this country. Miss Forbes' experiences bear out fully the charges made against Ellis Island."