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Stories illustrate how the American Dream is undermined by inequality in education, housing, health care, labor, criminal justice and the political system; celebrity correspondents explore aspects of inequality related to their own biographies.

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Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning comic actress and producer Amy Poehler delves into the world of the domestic workers who help keep the California economy afloat.
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Legendary TV producer Norman Lear explores the housing divide in New York City and is witness to one of the nation's starkest images of inequality.
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Rosario Dawson investigates how a government could poison its own citizens; the hidden forces and specific policies unique to Michigan that allowed the crisis to ensue in Flint.
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The promise of a middle-class life for those with a high school education withers away as millions of jobs are lost.
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Zach Galifianakis travels back to his home state of North Carolina to investigate how it has become a bellwether for how the money of a few has come to dominate America's democracy.
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Jesse Williams visits St. Petersburg, Fla., once famous for its beaches and balmy weather, but now notorious for being the unlikely epicenter of the school-to-prison pipeline and student achievement gap.
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Common returns to his hometown of Chicago, a city in turmoil in the aftermath of the police killing of teenager Laquan McDonald.
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As the fate of millions of undocumented immigrants remains a hot-button issue in the 2016 Presidential campaign, actress America Ferrera heads to Texas, where millions of people live without papers.
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Native American actor Martin Sensmeier travels to San Juan County, Utah, to investigate the controversy over the Bears Ears National Monument; while there, he uncovers the decades of struggle for equality by the county's native citizens.
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Former Fox News Channel host Gretchen Carlson, who recently made her own personal story public, takes viewers to the halls of Congress to uncover a pervasive culture of sexual harassment held in place for decades by a deeply flawed system.
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Diane Guerrero travels to Houston to witness the growing conflict over sanctuary cities; Nick Offerman travels to eastern Kentucky to investigate the collapse of the coal industry and meets voices calling for a different future.
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Jussie Smollett travels to Tennessee to witness the growing movement to bring down Confederate monuments and commemorate the deaths of thousands of African-Americans lynched during decades of racial terror.

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