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Listening To America (Day 2, Part II) #166339

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 14, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Brunswick and Wiscasset, ME: Tom Foreman) The people's view that government regulations and over-regulations do not jibe with common sense examined; scenes shown from a Maine lumber mill. [Lumber company owner Jennis ROBBINS, Jim ROBBINS - criticize government regulations.] The case of Helen King Middle School, where teachers threw out government reading program guidelines because they were not working, detailed. [Teachers Angela JOLLIFFE, Mike McCARTHY - explain how the government reacted.] [Dairy Queen owner Dean WOLFHART - reacts to FDA (Food and Drug Administration) rules.] The view that rules come out with no regard for the consequences reiterated.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The view that the lack of effort is a bigger problem than the failure of the government reported; scenes shown to illustrate one man's volunteer work with seniors. [Klamath Falls, WA, retiree Lou JONES - says we should support each other, not just rely on the government.]

Foreman, Tom;
Jennings, Peter

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