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Handsacrossamerica #102696

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 25, 1986
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(NYC: Carole Simpson) Today's HandsAcrossAmerica event to raise funds for homeless and hungry Americans featured; details given, scenes shown. Formerly homeless child Amy Sherwood noted starting line in NYC; line's course illustrated on map. President and Nancy Reagan's participation at White House section noted. [Center for Creative Non-Violence spokesperson Mitch SNYDER - explains protest at White House criticizing Reagan's approach to problem.] [Org. Ken KRAGEN - praises event's success.]

(Chicago, Illinois: Chris Bury) Turnout for HandsAcrossAmerica here and reality of problem's depth examined; scenes shown. [Edna SMITH - explains her goals for event.] Smith family's situation described as illustrating plight of homeless and hungry. [SMITH - notes lack of sufficient food for family.] [Daryl HORTON - cites family's need for food.] [Father Tracy O'SULLIVAN - believes hunger is more widespread now than 5 years ago; dismisses impact of HandsAcrossAmerica.]

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) No. couples marrying in HandsAcrossAmerica line mentioned.

Bury, Chris;
Donaldson, Sam;
Simpson, Carole

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