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Homelessness Movement #130124

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 07, 1990
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(Studio and Washington: Carole Simpson) Series of setbacks for the homelessness movement, exemplified by the suicide of homeless activist Mitch Snyder, examined; scenes shown of clearing out of homeless who were encamped in San Francisco city park. Ban of panhandling in New York City and cutbacks in funding for homeless in Washington, DC, noted; scenes shown. [American Enterprise Institution Douglas BESHAROV - talks about Snyder.] [In Washington, five RESIDENTS - talk about homeless and panhandling.] ABC News/"Washington Post" poll noted finding declining sympathy for the homeless. [National Coalition for the Homeless Robert HAYES - says homeless have to have somewhere to go.] [Snyder's long- time companion Community for Creative Non-Violence Carol FENNELLY - says CCNV will continue the struggle.]

Simpson, Carole

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