Tue November 15, 2011
Book Nook: Someplace Like America, by Michael Williamson and Dale Maharidge (Part 2)
Michael Williamson is a staff photographer for The Washington Post. Thirty years ago he was working for the Sacramento Bee when he began a project with a reporter named Dale Maharidge. Together they published a book called "Journey to Nowhere:the Saga of the New Underclass."
Three decades and a half a million miles later their collaboration continues. Their latest effort, "Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression" continues the story they first began to cover so many years ago.
In this interview, the second in a two part conversation, Williamson talks about some of the factors which have adversely impacted the employment prospects of millions of Americans today.