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Senate Hearing / Child Abuse / Peoples Temple #260173

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 24, 1979
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(Studio) Senate subcommittee hearing on treatment received by foster care children in places subsidized by federal money noted. Testimony reported to include reference to Peoples Temple.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Hearing said to concern child abuse in insts. and foster care programs. Profiteering reported to be reason given by one expert for such abuse. [National Coalition for Children's Justice spokesperson Kenneth WOODEN - states amount of money Reverend Jim Jones was recing. from state of California at time of Guyana incident for operation of Happy Acres and reports other areas of Jones' involvement in foster care.] Subcommittee chairperson Alan Cranston's report that one foster child died with Peoples Temple group in Guyana noted. [CRANSTON - comments on prospect of more foster children being identified on Guyana death list.] Senator's request that General Accounting Office try to determine number of foster children that died in Guyana stated.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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