CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 19, 1969
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(Studio) Senate committee continues investigation of hunger in American
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Committee hears of malnutrition and widespread worm infestation. Poverty researcher, Dr. Robert Coles, tells of hunger condition. [COLES - reports conditions beyond comprehension.] [Chairperson George McGOVERN - Senator Ernest Hollings and I to talk to Agriculture Secretary Clifford Hardin about making free food available on emergency basis for hungry people in SC.] Hardin interrupts budged cutting conference to talk with Hollings and McGovern. Hardin says he'd contact local South Carolina officials, but couldn't declare emergency without local initiative.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr
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