The country was still mourning the assassination of JFK when seven weeks later President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty. It's been 50 years since then so how do you think we've done as a nation addressing our poverty problem?
50 Years On, What Strides Have We Made In The War On Poverty?
Credit: PBS News Hour
January 9, 2014

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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