On Background  ·   August 1, 2013

Poverty in America

- In a new survey, four out of five American adults said they've struggled financially, and 15 percent of Americans live in poverty. Nia-Malika Henderson talks to Rep. Matthew Cartwright (D-Pa.) about taking the "food stamp challenge". She also talks to filmmaker Harry Gantz, who directed "Winter in America," and Diedre Melson, who was featured in the film. ()

- In a new survey, four out of five American adults said they've struggled financially, and 15 percent of Americans live in poverty. Nia-Malika Henderson talks to Rep. Matthew Cartwright (D-Pa.) about taking the "food stamp challenge". She also talks to filmmaker Harry Gantz, who directed "Winter in America," and Diedre Melson, who was featured in the film. ()

Poverty in America (15:09)

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