Here's what people are saying after '60 Minutes' chronicles Columbus' pandemic struggles
Before Harry and Meghan spilled to Oprah on Sunday night, you may have caught some peeks at Columbus on national TV. But you probably didn't walk away feeling great about the state of the city.
A segment on the venerable CBS program "60 Minutes" showcased the impact of COVID-19 on Columbus. The episode lingered on the people hurt worst by the downturn and what's being done to help.
Issues covered included homelessness and unemployment in the city. The episode focused on those hit hardest by the pandemic, low-wage workers, as middle- and upper-class families fare far better.
Local people, nonprofits highlighted for efforts to help
Local homeless help center Star House was featured on the program, both for the increasing need for its services and the difficulties it's had meeting those needs.
Mount Carmel's services for the homeless was also featured, as were the efforts of the Mid-Ohio food bank.
Columbus firefighter Steve Roth and nurse Jackie White have long been bringing services to Columbus' most destitute populations, but Roth discussed how the pandemic has pushed many families over the edge into dire financial straights.