I too watched it when it first aired. Definitely food for thought. Although as a lot of detractors stated, he and his then girlfriend (now wife) were able to just walk away after the 30 days were up. Nonetheless, I think there were some very scary points made.
I think the show was a good representative of what folks go through. What I would love to know is did this show impact Morgan and Alex? Did this cause them to be more careful with their money? Did this cause them to do more to help the working poor?
I just watched it for the first time. It reminds me of a book I read quite a while back "Nickel and Dimed "by Barbara Ehrenreich. It was an eye opening book, much like this piece was.