ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 16, 1973
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(Studio) Associated Press says Nixon administration dismantling Office of Economic Opportunity quickly before Congress has time to act. House Speaker Carl Albert denounces action.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) To Washington, DC Citizens' Advisory Council Office of Economic Opportunity is dead and so is war on poverty. [Council President Vivian MEYER - says Office of Economic Opportunity Director Howard Phillips responsible for death of OEO.] [PHILLIPS - says Office of Economic Opportunity a disservice to poor.] Some antipoverty programs like Head Start moving to other depts. and not being discontinued. Julia Fuller, Office of Economic Opportunity job counselor in DC, will continue her work under Department of Labor. Other agencies will continue under HEW. What won't be continued are community action agencies. [Atlanta, Georgia, Director Office of Economic Opportunity Bill ALLISON - says ending of Office of Economic Opportunity means poor back in the dark about where to go for government help.]
REPORTER: David Snell
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