ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 25, 1999
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(New York: Kevin Newman) Thanksgiving Day across America reviewed; scenes shown from parades, from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, which was flooded out by Hurricane Floyd and from Texas A&M University where 12 were killed in the bonfire logs collapse. [VOLUNTEER, Peggy HARRISON, STUDENT - comment.] Statistics on giving by individuals cited.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The traditional Thanksgiving meal in San Antonio, Texas, for 24,000 shown.
(Lombard, Illinois: Jim Williams) The need for food pantries in the wealthy suburbs like that of DuPage County, Illinois, featured. [America's Second Harvest Deborah LEFF - talks about hunger in the suburbs.] [Low-income worker Fran CONRAY - comments on stretching the dollar.] [Metropolitan Planning Council Marysue BARRETT - cites the county's high rents.]