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Appalachia / Federal Program / Life Style #210851

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 11, 1970
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(Studio) Nixon and Appalachian govs. to discuss federal development program for nation; govs. claim 1 of best fed.-state plans; poverty still widespread.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Clear Fork Valley, Tennessee) Mt. people proud and resent poverty label; churches provide strength and solace; poverty came when deep coal mines gave out; people make crafts, can't make living from land. [Community organizer Marie CIRILLO - says people want to live in area, can't because of lack of jobs.] [Office of Economic Opportunity director Wilma TEAGUE - says mount folks wary of outsiders.] Free med exams. given; people feel self-sufficiency needed for self-respect.
REPORTER: Del Vaughn

Mudd, Roger;
Vaughn, Del

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