50 Years On, What Strides Have We Made In The War On Poverty?

50 Years On, What Strides Have We Made In The War On Poverty?

Via PBS News Hour:

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson launched a broad platform to abolish American poverty. Fifty years later, Kwame Holman looks back on the historic legislation, while Jeffrey Brown talks to presidential historian Robert Dallek, Angela Glover Blackwell of PolicyLink and Glenn Hubbard of Columbia University about our progress.

TRANSCRIPT

GWEN IFILL: Today marks 50 years since the United States declared a war on poverty, but victory has not yet been declared.

Kwame Holman has the backstory.

KWAME HOLMAN: When President Lyndon Johnson took the stage for his first State of the Union address, the n...

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