ABC special: ‘The Comeback: Saving America’s Middle Class’


“ABC World News” Begins Special Series on the Middle Class, Monday, March 15

One of the biggest victims in the global recession has been America’s middle class. With many living paycheck to paycheck, unable to save for the future and feeling a disconnect from any economic recovery, the American middle class is fighting for its survival. Beginning Monday, March 15, Diane Sawyer reports “The Comeback: Saving America’s Middle Class.”

This special series kicks off with the results of an exclusive ABC News national poll examining Americans who call themselves middle class, how many are struggling to stay there, and what the public sees as the essential elements of middle-class life.

Sawyer will engage a panel of experts in a wide-ranging discussion about solutions – what responsibilities major financial institutions have to American families and what needs to be done to foster the resurgence of a sustainable middle class. She will also investigate the secret shame felt by Americans who have found themselves victims of the global recession. will invite viewers to join the discussion, share their stories and provide feedback via the World News Webpage. A special survey will be posted allowing viewers to voice their opinions on what defines middle class and to find out where they stand. The “World News” daily web-chat, “The Conversation,” will also focus on issues facing the middle class throughout the series.

“ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” airs at 6:30 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network. Jon Banner is the executive producer.

(source: ABC)