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CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 27, 1977
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(Studio) Govt. officials will ask renewal of food program, WIC, despite problems.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Birmingham, Alabama) Report on WIC program, procedures and requirements. [Store CASHIER - tells shopper she must exchange goods.] [WOMEN - cnsl. women on nutrition for selves and babies.] David Bates was on program, as malnutritioned child. [Mother Ruth BATES - cites help to child and to family.] Paulette Carmichael is unemployed nurse, with 2 children and expecting another; she understands nutrition and appreciates WIC benefits. [CARMICHAEL- notes length of program in child's life.] WIC has had problems at government level, but Agriculture Department pledges to seek extension from Congress [Food and Nutrition Service spokesperson Lewis STRAUS - says legislature to be ready for Congress by 1st of 1978.]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce

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