Darren Walker appears on 20/20, examining the current state of the American dream

In a special program about the American dream, Diane Sawyer chronicles the new reality of millions of Americans who are working harder than ever but struggling to stay in the middle class.

It features Ford Foundation president Darren Walker, who expresses both optimism and concern for the future: “I am confident that our economy will grow. The question is: Will it yield an America with shared prosperity?"

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