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'Why Our Families Can't Afford America' / Singer Frank Newsome

'Squeezed' author Alissa Quart argues that the costs of housing, child care, health care and college are outpacing salaries and threatening the livelihoods of middle class Americans. Also, Frank Newsome, a former coal miner who has black lung disease, started singing when he joined a church in 1963. His sings a cappella in a lined-out hymn style — one of America's oldest music traditions. He talks to producer Sam Briger. Also, critic-at-large John Powers reviews the new Amazon miniseries 'A Very English Scandal,' starring Hugh Grant.

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