Search the Archive

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

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 06, 1999
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(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.

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.