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Person of The Week (Mimi Silbert) #113116

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 25, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Mimi Silbert, founder of Delancey Street self-help program in San Francisco, California, profiled; construction project built by and for "losers," former convicts and drug addicts described and shown. [SILBERT - says people think of Delancey Street residents as losers; explains training program that will make participants winners.] Silbert reported naming project after Delancey Street in NYC, a place where turn-of-the-century immigrants came and struggled. Funding and development of Delancey Street projects detailed; scenes shown. [SILBERT - explains aim of projects.] [WORKERS - describe their past and roles in building construction program.] [SILBERT - explains financing project.] [Bank of American spokesperson James THOMPSON - explains agreeing to loan.] [SILBERT - discusses combatting hopelessness and despair.]

Donaldson, Sam

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