America and the Ravages of Poverty

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The world's richest country is now seeing its highest rates of poverty in 50 years. We look at the impact on different age groups, ethnicities and levels of education. What does it mean for social stability when so many come to rely on government at the same time they've lost confidence in its integrity? Also, David Cameron and Nicholas Sarkozy visit Libya, and the voice and opinions of Jackie Kennedy.

Banner image: A man looks through a trash dumpster on September 14, 2011 in New York City. New Census Bureau figures released today reveal the numbers of the poor have risen to a record 46.2 million, amounting to nearly 1 in 6 Americans. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images