CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 31, 1978
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(Studio) Report on reverse migration into coal towns of Appalachia.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Whitesburg, Kentucky) Details given about return to coal mining towns and jobs of people born in areas like those along Irishman Creek in Kentucky. Towns of Bonnyman, Hazard and Whitesburg listed. Ex. given is that of Steve Brewer, who returned here from Indianapolis. [BREWER - states differences in city and country life.] Brewer's outlook on life and his expectations described. [Author Harry CAUDILL - discusses advantages that returnees bring with them from city.] Efforts of Appalachia Regional Cmsn. described. Case of store owners and returnees Jim and Fran Hall, of May King, given. [HALL - says mts. draw people back.] Problems outlined. Craft center noted. Leoma Powell's teaching weaving to workers, due to dying out of old culture, mentioned. [CAUDILL - discusses erosion of old culture due to industry] Outlook for future cited.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
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