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A Closer Look (Wealth Gap) #191968

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 05, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The wealth gap between blacks and whites introduced; statistics on the Dow Jones averages cited.

(Chicago: Betsy Stark) The wealth gap for minority Americans examined; scenes shown from an investment group meeting at a black church in Queens, New York City; black versus white asset statistics cited. [Two black WOMEN, mutual funds executive Melody HOBSON - talk about blacks' investment reticence.] ["Being Black, Living in Red" author Dalton CONLEY - cites the irony for black families.] [Chicago realtor Hildie CARTER - wishes she had invested; says she now gives her daughters stock as gifts.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Survey findings on retirement savings for blacks versus whites cited.

Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Betsy

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