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Big City Problems / Carter / Movement To Cities #250301

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 09, 1977
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(Studio) Preparations for President Carter's state of the union address to be given in January noted, and information just learned with regard to possible proposals to aid big cities in financial trouble listed. Other potential aid for big cities may be forthcoming.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Boston, Massachusetts) Report on growing number of young people who buy and rehabilitate old homes in cities rather than buying in suburbs. Example of Frank and Polly Smith, who bought a house in Boston's south end, cited. [Polly SMITH - notes there is some crime in area, but in general people feel good about living here.] Reporter asks about public schools and Smiths' attitude re: sending children there. [Frank SMITH - describes city-wide problems of similar type; doesn't know what they'll do about own children.] Reasons for movement to city living listed. Example of Gael Jose and husband, refurbishing a house in Dorchester, cited. [Gael JOSE - explains why she likes living in city.] Boston's actions to encourage city living and continued movement from city noted. [Boston Mayor Kevin WHITE - describes mixed reaction to movement to city living.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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