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Northern Ireland / Protestant, Catholic Families #218540

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 10, 1971
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(Studio) Reports on Protestant and Catholic families in Belfast, North Ireland.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Belfast, North Ireland) Sam and Margaret Maxwell and 6 children live in 4-room tenement in Catholic ghetto of Falls Row district; Falls Row scene of violence for last 2 years Alfred and Marion McCrory and 5 children live in 4-room flat in Protestant Shankle district; Shankle district scene of violence during last 2 years Sam Maxwell collects $31.20 per week unemployment check plus $12 family allowance; picking up check constitutes only contact with Protestants for Sam Maxwell. Alfred McCrory works 6-day week at roofing company for $55 per week; doesn't discuss political with Catholic workers. Catholic children play war in afternoons; IRA (Irish Republican Army) holds power over Catholic residents of Falls Row. [Marion McCRORY - says violence keeps them awake at night, terrifies children.] [Sam MAXWELL - says Protestants get all cream, Catholics get all sour; hates Protestants for what have done.] McCrory and Maxwell families live 500 yds. apart on opposite sides of British Army barriers.
REPORTER: Bob Simon; John Laurence

Reporter(s):
Laurence, John;
Mudd, Roger;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:07:00

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