CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 10, 1969
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(Studio) Outgoing Department of Health, Education and Welfare secretary Wilbur Cohen proposes 50% social security increase; reduce poverty drastically. Made report at Senate hearing on hunger.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Capitol Hill) Cohen challenges progress report given by Agriculture secretary, Orville Freeman. Cites widespread malnutrition and recommends food distribution be transferred from Agriculture to his department [COHEN - Department of Agriculture determined by agriculture producer. Department of Health, Education and Welfare staff not subject to congress cmtes., outside interests, or agriculture producers.] Chairperson George McGovern, South Dakota, finds Cohen view more realistic, but not ready to shift program. McGovern wants Congress commitment to end hunger; wouldn't help cause to buck Agriculture Department and other cmtes.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr
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