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American Agenda (Education: Children of Poverty) #118504

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 16, 1989
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Chicago, Illinois: Rebecca Chase) Cycle of poverty facing black children in inner city featured; details given of Family Focus program of early intervention to aid these kids; scenes shown from west side of Chicago. Statistics on pregnancy and infant mortality here given; program's aims explained. [Young MOTHERS - comment on their situation.] Case study of mother of six, Christine Stokes, cited as example [Family Focus educator Shirley OLIVER - describes teaching mothers how to be role models to kids.] [Busman. who started program, Irving HARRIS - discusses education for these children.] [Senator Dan. Patrick MOYNIHAN - discusses poor children.]

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Costs involved in combatting poverty discussed.

Chase, Rebecca;
Donaldson, Sam

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