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Special Assignment (Illiterate in America: Part II) #105200

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 04, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Bill Blakemore) Programs to increase literacy in US featured; scenes shown. [Vol. Theodore ALTHOLZ - notes well-developed splinter skills of illiterate adults.] [US Adult Literacy Initiative spokesperson Karl HAIGLER, "Illiterate America" author Jonathan KOZOL - disagree on source of funding for programs.] [Project Literacy director Joan WILLIAMS - comments.] [Vol. Joanne COLLINS - praises student's progress.] [Literacy Action president Vern PULLING - calls for incrd. funding.] Level of government, state, local and private funding of literacy programs outlined. [Educ. Secretary William BENNETT, KOZOL - disagree on need for further research on issue.] [Danny TABACHNIK - notes impact of reading on his life.]

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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