Why Poverty?

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Poverty exists in ever country of the world in different levels. YouTube sensation Wilbur Sargunaraj sheds some light on how different poverty is in his homeland of India versus the rest of the world. Sargunaraj explores his country with a positive attitude and even a song he wrote that contains his solution to end poverty. What is the secret? You will have to watch and find out for yourself.

Sunday-Wednesday 10:35 PM ET on PBS
1 Season, 8 Episodes
November 26, 2012
Documentary & Biography
Why Poverty?

Why Poverty? Full Episode Guide

  • An examination of foreign agribusinesses in Mali and their impact on local farmers

  • How education in China has affected the poverty level.

  • A look into how the circumstances in a child's life effect them for their whole life.

  • How New York City houses some of the richest and poorest in the nation.

  • A look into companies that have business interest in Africa

  • A look into a college in India that provides education for rural, poor women.

  • A look at efforts to alleviate poverty.

  • Discuss poverty with Bob Geldof, Bono and Bill Gates.