'Occupy Wall Street' Gains Starpower—And Then Some
CNBC.com Senior Writer
Williams' media director said the councilman is the first elected official to visit "Occupy Wall Street" so far. But even he didn't seem quite sure what the protesters want.
"That's a question that has to be considered," Williams said. "People are beginning to take them seriously and they should."
For some, though, the protest if nothing else was a way to carry on an American tradition.
"I've been protesting since the Vietnam War," said a smiling Larry Lawrence. The lanky 61-year-old who now lives in New York but originally hails from Jackson, Ga., wandered the park spouting statistics that highlighted income disparity in the US.
But will the protesters' message gain traction?
With the question put to her, Sarandon raised her eyebrows, looked directly at her interviewer and said, "That depends on you."