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Busted: America's Poverty Myths

#1: The Poverty Tour
Welfare advocate Jack Frech has taken reporters on "poverty tours" of Athens County, Ohio, for years. But has media attention made any difference in the lives of the Appalachian poor?
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#2: Who Deserves To Be Poor?
The notion that poverty stems from a lack of will power and a poor work ethic is as old as America. Why that needs to be dispelled.
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#3: Rags to Riches
Confronting the myth that America is a land of equal opportunity and upward mobility for all.
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#4: When the Safety Net Doesn't Catch You
Government assistance in the United States helps millions out of poverty, but often the most needy fall through the cracks.
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#5: Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Poverty in America Edition
When reporting on poverty, the media fall into familiar traps. How to steer clear of stereotypes and seek insight.
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Busted America’s Poverty Myths


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