PBS NewsHour

The story of American poverty, as told by one Alabama county

Clip: 07/07/2018 | 10m 15s

More than 18 million Americans live in “extreme poverty,” according to a UN report that ranked poverty in the U.S. alongside some of the poorest areas in the world. The UN Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty paid a visit to the U.S. last year, drawing worldwide attention to his findings. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Simon Ostrovsky reports from Lowndes County, Alabama.

Aired: 07/07/18

Rating: NR

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