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Handsacrossamerica #102662

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 23, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sheilah Kast) President and Nancy Reagan's decision to participate in HandsAcrossAmerica after initial refusal to do so noted coming following furor over his latest remark on hunger in US. [Maureen REAGAN - recalls conversation with father on affair.] [Wednesday, REAGAN - claims the hungry starve due to own ignorance.] [Children's Defense Fund spokesperson Bob GREENSTEIN - thinks President's budget has exacerbated poverty in US.] [Senator Tom HARKIN - considers Reagan's participation in HandsAcrossAmerica mere photo opportunity.] [Maureen REAGAN - responds.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Carole Simpson) HandsAcrossAmerica's objectives reviewed; scenes shown. Contributions of Prince, Coca-Cola, Citibank and other celebrities noted. [Org. Ken KRAGEN - defs. event's goals.] Status of effort so far noted. [ORGS. - describe local mvts.]

Jennings, Peter;
Kast, Sheilah;
Simpson, Carole

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