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MTV Occupies Wall Street for 'True Life'

by Crystal Bell, posted Oct 24th 2011 3:45PM
MTV is heading to the front lines in their new television special, 'True Life: I'm Occupying Wall Street.'

The one-hour 'True Life' episode will follow three young people -- Bryan, Kait and Caitlin -- who are apart of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City. MTV cameras followed the three Millennials over a two-week period to capture the day-to-day realities of the protesters in New York City. The special aims to uncover some of the motivations that continue to drive these protesters.

'True Life' cameras will follow Bryan, one of the leaders of the Occupy Wall Street sanitation team, who joined the movement to express his own disgust with the relationship between the government and big business. Bryan is one of hundreds of protesters camping out in Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan. The special will capture Bryan in a battle against the city, as city officials try to use sanitation issues to evict protesters from the park.

Kait and Caitlin, two college students who are worried that they won't be able to find jobs after graduation, are also profiled. The cameras will follow the pair as they try to recruit their friends into joining the movement and face opposition, including possible arrest.

In a recent survey conducted by MTV, the network found that 93 percent of Millennial adults believe that the current economic situation is affecting them personally. Not to mention that 76 percent believe that their generation is at a serious disadvantage for entering the workforce in the current economy.

'True Life: I'm Occupying Wall Street' premieres Saturday, Nov. 5, 6PM ET on MTV.

Tell us: Will you watch MTV's 'True Life' special?

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