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Poverty Rates Surge in American Suburbs

On the next edition of MetroFocus, PBS NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson reports on the growing problem of poverty in America’s suburbs. On the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s declaration of a “War on Poverty,” Thompson takes us to Suffolk County, Long Island to meet Leigh Scozzari, a mother of two, living below the poverty line.

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  • THIRTEEN Thursday, Aug. 21 8:30pm
  • WLIW21 Sunday, Aug. 24 10:30am
  • NJTV Thursday, Aug. 21 10:30pm
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