Lisa Ling in a Sacramento tent city
Headlines about the recession—layoffs, home foreclosures, bailout bills—are everywhere, but who are some of the people truly affected by this economic crisis? "Today, we want to try and humanize this recession," Oprah says.

Journalist Lisa Ling went back to her hometown of Sacramento to investigate tent cities—makeshift shelters set up by people who have lost their homes and have nowhere to go. Sacramento is among the hardest hit areas, with an estimated 1,200 people living in tent cities, but officials say these communities are popping up all over the country and won't be going away soon.
FROM: Tent Cities in America: A Lisa Ling Special Report
Published on June 19, 2009

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