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A Closer Look (Computers: Digital Divide) #191685

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 17, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The issue of access to the Internet introduced; details given of President Clinton's proposals to train people for Internet jobs.

(Silicon Valley: John Cochran) The digital divide separating Americans examined; scenes shown from poor neighborhoods in Silicon Valley in California that are now a resource for needed workers. [New computer worker Normajean HICKOK - says she was an Internet dummy before training.] [Joint Venture CEO Ruben BARRALES - cites the job opportunities for those plugged into the Internet.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The problem of people's lack of access to the Internet introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) The fast rate of blacks entering the digital age examined; statistics from Forrester Research cited; details given of increasing content directed towards African-Americans. [Brooklyn cab driver's daughter Gina PERRIN, study author Ekaterina WALSH, Digital Mafia Entertainment Darien DASH - talk about getting on-line.]

Cochran, John;
Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter

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