It's America's worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Since the recession began in 2008, millions have been affected. Sudden layoffs, plummeting home prices and an unstable stock market have left many middle-class families struggling to make ends meet.
Some families are also fighting foreclosure and doing whatever it takes to keep roofs over their heads. Two such families are here today to share their stories with Oprah...but there's a catch.
These families were told they'd be meeting with a financial adviser, but they're really here to receive one of the biggest hookups in Harpo history from music superstar will.i.am!
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