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American Agenda (Economy: National Public Service) #118657

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 25, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) President Bush reported emphasizing public service and volunteerism in his inaugural address. Report introduced.

(DC: Ron Claiborne) Democratic Congressmen's plan for developing a youth civilian citizens corps featured; details given of plan to mobilize American youth to meet pressing national needs. [Senator Sam NUNN - explains national service plan.] [Representative David McCURDY - says we want to link plan to earned benefits.] Civilian and military aspects of program and its link to financial aid for educ. outlined on screen. [University of Pennsylvania president Sheldon HACKNEY - says plan would be unfair to poor students.] General effort to make youth more civic minded noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps recalled. Report introduced.

(Garden Grove, California: Gary Shepard) California's volunteer conservation corps featured; details given of group's efforts to clean up environmental, scenes shown. [Conservation corps deputy director Ann MALCOLM - explains group's rules.] [Corps member Keith La BAR - says it's a good experience.] [Corps. member Melvinetta COLE - comments.] [Conservation corps. district director Walt HUGHES - says program allows youth chance to give something back to community.] [Corps member April FRAIJO - comments on her work.] Cost effectiveness of program assessed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Public service organizations, Peace Corps and VISTA, noted still alive.

Claiborne, Ron;
Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Gary

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