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American Agenda (Homeless and Families) #113692

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 06, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Memorial service in San Francisco, California, for Joseph Eaton, homeless man from prominent family, noted. Report introduced.

(Brockton, Massachusetts: Rebecca Chase) Alienation of the homeless from their families featured; details given, scenes shown. [Three PEOPLE - comment on lack of contact with families.] [National Coalition for the Homeless Robert HAYES - says United States does not have ethos to reach out to family members in need.] Impact of homeless people's problems on family ties explained. [Homeless MAN - talks about drugs.] [Lillian OWENS - says she wants daughter to come home.] [Daughter Lois OWENS - says her family is fellow homeless living in tunnel.] Case of homeless family with children cited; scenes shown. [Homeless Jesse MAYDepartment of Health, Education and Welfare - talks about his family.] [Brother Rodney MAYDepartment of Health, Education and Welfare - says he won't help anymore.] [GRANDFATHER - talks about family.] [HAYES - discusses problem of homeless.] [Harvard Univ. psychiatrist Ellen BASSICK - discusses need for support network for homeless families.] Program involving transitional house for homeless in Brockton, Massachusetts, described; scenes shown. [Director Kathy MAGUIRE - explains need for surrogate family for homeless people.] [WOMAN - says she considers transitional house her home.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Incr. in number of homeless in Boston, Massachusetts, since 1983 cited.

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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