Shantytowns Symbolize Seriousness of Recession

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Tent cities reminiscent of depression-era Hoovervilles are rising and expanding in cities across America as the recession deepens.  Some cities are taking new steps to deal with expanding homeless populations and the media is taking a new interest in them. Jesse McKinley, San Francisco Bureau Chief for the New York Times, has more on these new shantytowns.

Credits

Guest:
Jesse McKinley - New York Times - @jessemckinley

Host:
Lawrence O'Donnell

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper