James Marshall and Todd Williams depart NYC on their cross-country journey to see if the American Dream is still alive. Their first stop is Braddock, Pennsylvania. Braddock was once a booming industrial town with a population of nearly 20,000. With the decline of the steel industry, a once thriving town became riddled with violence, crime, and the population dwindled by 90%. In Braddock, they are invited to stay with the Mayor, and participate in the rebuilding of a community.