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Appalachia #278235

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 12, 1981
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(Studio) Creation of Appalachian Regional Commission under Lyndon Johnson's Great Society programs recalled; Reagan administration noted seeking to eliminate commission as part of budget cutting process.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Dry Ford, Kentucky) Appalachia's economy and lifestyle examined; films shown. Demographic data outlined. [September 20, 1964, Lyndon JOHNSON - calls for elimination of degrading conditions.] Creation of Appalachia Regional Commission (ARC) discussed; scenes from Charles Kuralt's 1964 documentary, "Christmas in Appalachia", featuring Pert Creek, Kentucky, shown. Pert Creek's current situation examined. [Carl PARROTT - recalls past difficulties.] Concern over Reagan administration's effort to eliminate ARC noted. [Senator Alan SIMPSON - criticizes ARC.] [Kentucky River Dvt. District spokesperson Percy ELKINS - cites need for ARC]
REPORTER: Joan Snyder

Reporter(s):
Dean, Morton;
Snyder, Joan
Duration:
00:06:50

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