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CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 21, 1971
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(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Department reports 14.4 million Americans on welfare.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) House votes to take separate vote on family assistance plan from rest of welfare reform package; California Governor Reagan asks California congmen. to vote against welfare reform; Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Elliot Richardson, President Nixon lining up support for vote tomorrow.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Studio) Present welfare system attacked for inconsistencies.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Some New York City welfare recipients housed in hotels at high costs paid by welfare system. [Marie BELL - tells of robberies, rapes in hotel.] $700 per month hotel room rents cited for 2 small rooms. Law limits price welfare recipients can pay for hsing.; not what city can pay for emergency hsing. during shortages [BELL - tells of people taking drugs in hallways.] [Mrs. Adrianne ALSTON - says hotel is jungle.] [Unidentified GIRL - tells of being offered narcotics in hotel many times.] [ALSTON - says has 2 beds and folding cot for 7 people; rats keep her company.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne (Jill. Freedman photographer)

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert;
Schorr, Daniel

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