March 16, 2014

The Harsh Reality Of Paycheck To Paycheck ...



Last month I wrote a piece on the recent release of The Shriver Report.  For those who missed it, Maria Shriver and her team composed a collection of data and stories that provide a real perspective of the millions of American women and children, who are falling desperately near or below the poverty line.

In an effort to bring the written word to life, a new HBO documentary titled Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert, gives the viewer a harsh but accurate understanding of the everyday existence of millions of women and children.  And we're not just talking about a few million. We are taking about 42 million women and 28 million children, who are struggling every single day to make it to the next.

On Monday March 17th, HBO.com, ShriverReport.org, and YouTube will stream the documentary free of charge.  You will be able to take advantage of this offer until March 24th.

I have posted the trailer, which will give you a flavor of this tough but very real subject.  Honestly, my hat is off to Maria Shriver, who is the Executive Producer of this film.  She serves up a painful reminder that we as a country cannot continue to allow this widening sector of society to remain unheard and ignored.
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMWEfUwnwYQ

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure you've read Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed," which looks at this topic too. It's a fascinating, depressing and infuriating all at once.

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