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American Agenda (Economy: Children and Poverty) #130956

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 26, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Purposes of the United Nations World Summit for Children stated. Report introduced.

(Jackson, Mississippi: Carole Simpson) Plight of children living in poverty in United States examined; scenes shown from rural Mississippi to illustrate the conditions under which some children live in America. [Mother Betty SMITH - says she has to ask for food.] National statistics on infant mortality and children's health problems outlined on screen. [Jackson- Hinds Health Center director Dr. Aaron SHIRLEY - comments on this tragedy.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's follow-up segment previewed.

Jennings, Peter;
Simpson, Carole

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