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Poor America

The BBC examines the decaying economic conditions in the United States and the effect it has had on American citizens.

With one and a half million American children now homeless, reporter Hilary Andersson meets the school pupils who go hungry in the richest country on Earth. From those living in the storm drains under Las Vegas to the tent cities now springing up around the United States, Panorama finds out how the poor are surviving in America and asks whatever happened to Barack Obama's vision for the country.

The US media is not reporting on issues like this, rather they focus on things like dead rock stars or who won the American Idol competition. In their view, « if it doesn’t get reported, it doesn’t exist. »

Politicians point fingers at each other as the cause of the faltering and dying economy and even blame the millions of homeless, unemployed, and hungry as the culprits, while hack groups like the Heritage Foundation don’t see any problems at all. To them poverty is a myth.

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