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PBS Special: Driven to despair

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With gas prices spiking and home values crumbling, the American dream of commuting to work from the fringes of suburbia has become an American nightmare. Many are facing a hard choice: Paying for gas or paying the mortgage. How did it come to this? NOW on PBS takes a close-up look at our inadequate transportation network. The show (click on photo to watch video) includes an interview with Gloria Ohland, Reconnecting America's vice president for communications. This is the first installment in "Blueprint America," a year-long, PBS-wide series focusing on the nation's infrastructure. "Blueprint America" is an initiative of Thirteen/WNET. PBS' Driven to Despair CTOD Affordability Toolbox