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Appalachia / Job Scarcity / Tourists #204490

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 10, 1969
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(Studio) Federal expert on Appalachia tells Congress that high school graduates and others to move out of area because of job lacks. Estimates 90,000 looking for work by 1970. Effort to get tourists into Appalachia.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Mingo Cnty., West Virginia) Unemployment rate 10-15%. 40% housing sub-standard. Cnty. Anti-poverty program invites tourists here. For $18 daily, $10 goes to family tourist stayed with, and rest used to teach tourist about poverty. New York Teacher David Cass visits Wayne Prater and family. [CASS - cites economic problems of area. Not ideal for Jet Set to come here.] Cass also stayed with Whit Collins, ex-miner who is active in anti-poverty program. [COLLINS - tells of taking Cass fox-hunting.] Cass visits coal mine, lumber operations, schools, and anti-poverty groups. [Anti-poverty Director Huey PERRY - says we feel outsiders would like to live with Appalachian family and learn about life here.] Mingo Cnty. expects 30-40.
REPORTER: David Culhane

Culhane, David;
Reasoner, Harry

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