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Christmas / Poor #275028

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 24, 1981
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(Studio) Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Plight of elderly poor, especially at Christmas, described in detail; films shown of federally funded feeding center. [PEOPLE - discuss hunger.] [Social worker Betty BEGG - says people afraid of program cuts.] [Dorothy WILKINSKY - notes her fears.] Situation of others who are housebound discussed; scenes shown. [Mary ROBINSON - is ready for meal.] [Anita FAULKNER - hopes her meal can be delivered.] Govt. position on program cuts and plight of poor given. [BEGG - says some elderly are starving.] [Author Loretta SCHWARTZ-NOBEL - explains situation.]

Rabel, Ed;
Rather, Dan

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