06/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Katie Couric Writes USA Today Op-Ed To Advocate For Children Of The Recession

But the real gut-wrenching stories of the economic downturn reach well beyond the offices of Wall Street or the corridors of power in Washington. You see, the collateral damage of this recession is felt by our smallest, and weakest, citizens -- our children. It's felt by a 5-year-old girl with swollen, bloody feet.

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