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October 13th, 2011
04:38 PM ET

Dr. Cornel West & PBS's Tavis Smiley on Their "Poverty Tour"

"The Poverty Tour" traveled to 18 American cities to see and hear first-hand from the nation's poor. Many of the "new" poor were formerly middle class, but had lost their jobs, homes and possessions in the economic downturn. A homeless camp near Ann Arbor, Michigan, offers a glimpse into that world. CNN's Don Lemon talks with the men behind the tour, Princeton University's Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley, host of "Tavis Smiley" on PBS.

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  1. Mrs. Eileen Curras widow to Hernandez, WWII

    The terrible thing in the United States is that everything is done at the time that is late. The Poverty is real crisis, but when the system makes excuses to do anything it shows that something is wrong. 18 American cities should be enough but has never been address and the only ones address are the Veterans who actively attack in Florida. I am a person with disabilities a widow to a World War II Veteran trying to finish her degree to secure a roof our head. The system continues to fail their obligations to consumers as Kathleen Martinez, Assistant to the Secretary of Labor said at the Webinar at Cornell University. Consumers do not have resources as me trap on unhealthy system that neglects consumers needs as Health Needs because of Multiple Sclerosis.

    October 15, 2011 at 6:21 pm |

    Best view i have ever seen !

    April 13, 2021 at 4:33 pm |

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