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1980 Census #269679

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 31, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Population growth since 1790 census noted on screen; original use of census examined. NYC's concern with census results outlined. [Adviser to mayor, David JONES - comments on losses incurred by New York City if population drop shown.] Similar concerns by Seminole, Oklahoma, cited. [Seminole Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Bob JONES - comments.] Efforts take by New York City and Seminole to assure large population count compared; criticism of Census Bureau outlined. Action under consideration by bureau to rectify inaccurate minority counts noted; efforts by Spanish International Network to get Hispanic response to census cited. Commercial featuring Rita Moreno shown, courtesy Spanish International Network. Criticism of test used for those applying for enumerator positions reported [Oklahoma City census bureau spokesperson Al RIDLEY - comments.] Strategy aimed at finding the "missing" US population detailed. [Census Bureau director Vincent BARABBA - comments on population trends.]
REPORTER: Steve Young (WCBS-TV newstape)

Cronkite, Walter

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