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Poor Viewpoint / Television / Civil Disorders Report #1558

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 06, 1968
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(Studio) Report on those who'll hear platform promises of life that they don't enjoy.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No location given) Book by United States riot commission concludes United States moving toward white and black society; separate and unequal. Book contains premise that most whites don't know why blacks are frustrated and angry. Reporter sits in black home. On their TV, personality Steve Allen says everyone should read "Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil" Disorders. television and its commercials remind some families of affluence that they' can't have. TV commercials shown and compared to the vantage point of ghetto life. Most TV commercials directed at widest spectrum middle class.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Poor peoples' campaign comes to convention city.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank

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