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CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 12, 1977
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(Studio) Carnegie Council on Children issues report on 5-yr. study of bettering life for children in United States slums. Report says best way to help children is to help parents by guaranteeing them decent income.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Details of council recommendations noted. [Council spokesperson Harold WATTS - says council doesn't see any substitute for family as being main place children grow up and that academic alternatives are unacceptable.] One of most controversial recommendations of council is 50% income tax on most incomes. [WATTS - thinks those most affected by this, in higher income brackets, must decide if they really want something done about problem, or only symbolic things.] Department of Health, Education and Welfare spokesperson expresses cautious approval of report
REPORTER: Steve Young

Cronkite, Walter;
Young, Steve

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