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A Closer Look (Poverty) #187574

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 05, 1999
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) President Clinton's plans to tour the nation's poorest areas this week noted; statistics on poverty in the United States cited.

(Hazard, Kentucky: Sam Donaldson) Clinton's call to arms about poverty featured; scenes shown from Hazard, Kentucky, in the heart of Appalachia, where the president spoke and met the people; details given of his "new market initiative" to promote growth in poor areas. [In Hazard, CLINTON - speaks out.] The criticisms of the president's plans from the right and the left summed up.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Hazard, Kentucky: John Cochran) The problem of education in Appalachia examined; details given of the role of federal money in helping educate and job train the people. [Single mother of three, Amy MILLER - says she just wants a job to support her kids.] [Registered nurse Maryann COMBS, electrical student Scott DENISTON - comment on jobs.] [DJ Incorporated/NYPRO plant manager Wayne SWEASY - cites the job pool.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The president's itinerary along the poverty trail outlined.

Cochran, John;
Donaldson, Sam;
Gibson, Charles

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