As the Occupy Wall Street movement enters its second month, an upcoming MTV special will allow viewers to take a closer look at three of the young people currently protesting in New York’s Zuccotti Park. “True Life: I’m Occupying Wall Street” will explore the frustration of the thousands of people who are taking a bold stance against the banks, corporations and the government who have struggled to pay back loans and build careers during the economic crisis.
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Feature in the special is Bryan, a leader of the Occupy sanitation team who was faced with the challenge of motivating protesters to clean up before facing eviction from local government. He is joined by Kait and Caitlin, college students who are terrified about their post-graduation job prospects.
An MTV survey found that 93 percent of young adult respondents (aged 18-29) felt that the current economic situation had a direct impact on their lives, while 72 percent did not trust the government to take care of their needs; 62 percent expressed concern over their parents’ ability to retire and 66 percent felt they were in need of a leader outside of the political world who was capable of speaking to their needs.
Rumor has it that MTV also searched for future “Real World” cast-mates among the throngs of people at the protests. “True Life: I’m Occupying Wall Street” airs on November 5th at 6pm EST.