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A Closer Look (Poverty: Jobs and Gambling Casinos) #187594

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 06, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Clinton's focus this week on poverty by visiting the regions reported; scenes shown from Clarksdale, Mississippi.

(Jonestown, Mississippi: Rebecca Chase) Poverty and the casinos in the Mississippi River delta examined; scenes shown from Tunica, Mississippi and from the town of Jonestown, which has a high rate of joblessness and illiteracy. [Three casino WORKERS - laud the job opportunities in Tunica.] [Casino human resources vice president Bill BAKER - describes the conditions he found in the delta villages.] [Jonestown Mayor Reverend Joe PHILLIPS - says he was amazed by the job seekers.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Employment Policies Institution report on small cities and rural counties with high unemployment noted.

Reporter(s):
Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:03:30

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