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American Agenda (Economy: War Against Poverty) #126602

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 05, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Lyndon Johnson's launching of war on poverty recalled.

(Washington: Rebecca Chase) Talk of a new war on poverty by conservative Republicans, led by US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp, and liberal Democrats, led by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, featured; poverty scenes shown; details given of emergence of this new consensus. [KEMP, MOYNIHAN - comment in detail on battle against poverty.] Need to strengthen the family, to demand responsibility for the welfare system and to reward work cited as factors in war on poverty. President Bush recalled naming Kemp to head a new anti-poverty program.

Reporter(s):
Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:04:30

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