‘World News’ Calls it a ‘Comeback’

By kevin 

Monday, “ABC World News” and Diane Sawyer begin a special series titled “The Comeback: Saving America’s Middle Class,” starting with a poll looking at the state of middle class identity and life. Press release after the jump.

“World News” Begins Special Series on the Middle Class Monday, March 15th


One of the biggest victims in the global recession has been America’s middle class. With many living paycheck to paycheck, unable to save for the future, and feeling a disconnect to the economic recovery, the American middle class is fighting for its survival. Beginning Monday, Diane Sawyer reports "The Comeback: Saving America’s Middle Class."

This special series kicks off with the results of an exclusive ABC News national poll examining Americans who call themselves middle class, how many are struggling to stay there, and what the public sees as the essential elements of a middle-class life.

Diane Sawyer will engage a panel of experts in a wide-ranging discussion about solutions – what responsibilities major financial institutions have to American families and what needs to be done to foster the resurgence of a sustainable middle class. Sawyer will also investigate the secret shame felt by Americans who have found themselves as victims of the global recession.

ABCNews.com will invite viewers to join the discussion and share their stories and provide feedback via the World News Webpage. A special survey will be posted allowing viewers to voice their opinions on what defines the middle class and to find out where they stand. The “World News” daily web-chat, “The Conversation,” will focus on issues facing the middle throughout the series.

"World News with Diane Sawyer" airs at 6:30PM ET on the ABC Television Network. Jon Banner is the executive producer.