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Housing Failure #222072

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 16, 1972
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(Studio) Saint Louis high rise, low cost housing project torn down into smaller units.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saint Louis, HO) Pruitt-Igoe housing project of 33 bldgs. became center of crime and violence. Now 23 bldgs. are empty. Project now being renovated, several bldgs. being removed to yield more space. [Tenant, Ruby RUSSELL - is hopeful but not confident.] Fad. government hopes to lure families back, but will accept no welfare families. [Controlled Demolition, Incorporated, Mark LOIZEAUX - hired to reduce size of some bldgs. with dynamite, says tenants are human beings and must be treated accordingly.]
REPORTER: Jeff Williams

Cronkite, Walter;
Williams, Jeff

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