ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 12, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(NYC: Rebecca Chase) Cost of child care featured; historical scenes shown of women at work during World War II and of government-sponsored day care. [WOMAN - says she can't work and worry about child.] [Bank Street College Ellen GALINSKY - discusses impact of day care problem on workers.] Cost of child-related absenteeism to business reported Exs. of businesses' responses to day care problem cited; companies named, projects described. [Pub. company president Dave SCHAFFER - discusses company day care center] [Labor Secretary Ann McLAUGHLIN - says businesses have vested interest in this issue.] Cost effectiveness of supported day care plans to state and local ints. detailed. Case of Brenda Suttle, who went on welfare due to cost of day care, cited. [SUTTLE - talks about money.] State programs detailed. [Senator Christopher DODD - laments child care situation.]
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