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A Closer Look (Giving) #177257

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 26, 1998
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The status of charity in America reviewed; statistics cited on American giving.

(New York: Bill Blakemore) Giving by middle and lower class Americans featured; statistics on American charity cited. [Retire Simone BEDIENT - talks about giving.] [Independent Sector President Sara MELENDEZ - explains the "connectedness" of giving.] [National Charities Information Bureau Matthew LANDY - recalls the start of United Way after World War I.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The donation of goods for Central American flood victims noted.

(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) The problem of the kinds of material donated by Americans for Nicaragua and Honduras examined; scenes shown of the stockpile of donations. [Nicaragua consul general Silvio MENDEZ - talks about asking for help.] [Operation United States of America Richard WALDEN, American Red Cross Jennifer DUNLAP - show and explain what should and should not be donated.]

Blakemore, Bill;
Gibson, Charles;
Muller, Judy

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