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Hunger in America / Cong. Fight #202130

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 17, 1969
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(Studio) Nixon administration begins steps to do something about hunger in American
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Robert Finch gives orders to accelerate efforts to find malnutrition causes and extent of hunger in American Report to be sent to all govs. In Senate, Chairperson George McGovern of nutrition committee , to make unprecedented challenge to cutting off of funds by rules committee Senator Strom Thurmond prime reason for committee cut. [McGOVERN - reports cut nutrition committee funds by 40% in same week own salaries are raised. Doesn't understand it.] McGovern has support of Democratic leader, Mike Mansfield, Democratic Whip, Edward Kennedy, and Republican Whip, Hugh Scott. Senator leadership on rebel's side.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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