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American Agenda (Economy, Health: Wic Program) #129359

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 26, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Dallas: Carole Simpson) Cutbacks in federally funded special supplementary food program for women, infants and children (WIC) featured; case of family of Alfredo and Guadeloupe Cruz cited as example of children who will be eliminated from WIC program in Texas. [Guadeloupe CRUZ - (thru translator) comments on family needs.] [Agriculture Department food and nutrition service Betty Jo NELSON - says food costs are uncontrollable.] Numbers affected in nationwide cutbacks outlined on map on screen. [Dallas WIC manager Marie ZACZKOWSKI - talks about problem.] Various aspects of the successful WIC program that is now being cut described. [Mother Alicia ESCAMILA - says her children eat better under WIC.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Simpson, Carole
Duration:
00:04:40

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