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CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 04, 1976
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(Studio) Details of recently enacted jobs bills to aid unemployment problems noted. Ghetto areas still hold many unemployed, cause of much of rioting in 1960's. Update report given on Hunters Point area of San Francisco, California, from riots there 10 years ago to job situation now.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) (Film of riots in 1966 and report on area at time shown.) Changes in area noted; root cause of riots, unemployment, remains same. Attitudes of young blacks cited. [Black newspaper publisher Dr. Carlton GOODLETT - says most young blacks, as with whites, are escaping system.] Steps in education noted. Group of Hunters Point leaders talks about cycle of education, welfare and unemployment. [Health worker Mabel SHENE - says for so long blacks told answer to problems was education; now youth ask if people with degrees jobless, what about HS dropouts.] Federal money not as readily available now; local pols. worry with regard to ability of local taxes to fill gap. [San Francisco Mayor George MOSCONE - says when unemployment high and educational and medical help and decent hsing. needed same has to happen as 10 years ago, only worse and more destructive.] 10 years later basic problem still there; militancy has turned to apathy, but no one sure how deep present quiet runs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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