CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 25, 1981
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(Studio) Budget cuts' impact on Appalachia noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Madison Cnty., North Carolina) Appalachia's background and problems examined; films shown. [Colly PAYNE - discusses life.] [Zola PAYNE - notes physical limits and effect on their life.] Payne's lifestyle noted. [Fleming Neon, Kentucky, Major James SEALS - thinks war on poverty was a joke.] Antiquity of Fleming Neon's water system described. [SEALS - believes government is using them as guinea pigs.] Impact of federal funding on parts of Appalachia examined; services funded by Appalachian Regional Commission listed. Madison Cnty., North Carolina's average income mentioned. [Marshall, North Carolina, Mayor Lawrence PONDER - comments on need for jobs to eliminate welfare.] Region's per capita income and general economy problems discussed. [Wesley WOMBELS - notes lack of indoor plumbing.] [PONDER - comments.] [Senator Alan SIMPSON - defs. budget cuts.] ["Mountain Eagle" editor Tom GISH - fears cuts will be disaster; recalls region's earlier experience.] Films, photos shown.
REPORTER: Joan Snyder
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