Getting to Know the Neighbors

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Have Americans come to prefer TV, iPods, texting and Facebook to flesh and blood friendships? Do they know their neighbors? Can they overcome increased isolation and re-engage in the business of civic life? Also, a suspected breach in the reactor at a Japanese nuclear plant. On Reporter's Notebook, today is the 100th anniversary of New York's Triangle Fire, which killed garment workers and led to regulations against unsafe conditions for workers. Tomorrow, organized labor will rally around the country on behalf of collective bargaining.

Banner image of the community of Highland, east of San Bernardino, California: David McNew/Getty Images