May 31st, 2012
11:44 AM ET

The new poor are the former middle class

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West talk to CNN's Carol Costello about their book, voting rights, and the role of poverty in the presidential elections.

May 18th, 2012
10:35 AM ET

CNN’s Voters in America Series Examines Election Demographics, New Poll Access Laws

Army Veteran and Actor JR Martinez Narrates Vets Wanted re-airs Sunday, May 19 at 8:00p.m. and 11:00p.m. ET & PT

As the 2012 campaign for president of the United States kicks into high gear, CNN brings viewers an in-depth series on the issues that are most activating the electorate, and reports on how new voter registration laws may impact voters in the most contested demographic groups for November’s election.  Voters in America is CNN’s series of documentaries that will focus on the issues driving veterans, African Americans, and Latino voters, as well as how new restrictions on voter registration may impact voter turnout in November – both for these groups as well as for senior citizens, the poor, and college resident voters.

The first Voters in America documentary, Vets Wanted, premiered Sunday, May 13 at 8:00p.m. ET and PT on CNN/U.S.,and features narration by former U.S. Army infantryman and motivational speaker JR Martinez.  Vets Wanted will replay on Saturday, May 19 at 8:00p.m. and 11:00p.m. ET and PT. FULL POST