PBS NewsHour

The true story behind the ‘welfare queen’ stereotype

Clip: 06/01/2019 | 7m 12s

In his new book "The Queen," author Josh Levin tells the story of Linda Taylor, a woman who became infamous as a welfare cheat. She was a woman who went by many names, was accused of many crimes, and whose image as a Cadillac-driving welfare recipient has lived on. Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Levin to learn more.

Aired: 06/01/19

Rating: NR

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