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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 05, 1974
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(Studio) Tennessee begins controversial program aimed at purging welfare rolls of overpayment.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Memphis, Tennessee) Welfare checks for aid to families with dependent children to be picked up by recipients in person to validate welfare rolls. Protests occur. [Department of Health, Education and Welfare Memphis dioscese Sister Mary Ann GUTHRIE - thinks welfare recipients should be thoroughly validated before going on welfare rolls; present system dehumanizes recipients.] [State welfare commissioner Fred FRIEND - hopes to end welfare overpayment; no hardship intended for recipients.]
REPORTER: Ed Rabel

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed
Duration:
00:02:20

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