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Welfare Board Game #280606

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 22, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Baltimore, Maryland) Controversy surrounding new board game, Public Assistance, examined. [Why Bother Working for a Living game creator Ron PRAMSCHUFER - explains purpose of game.] Defense of game's message by creators Pramschufer and Robert Johnson outlined. [JOHNSON - discusses game.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson Emmett BURNS, Junior - is angered by game.] NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) 's claim that game is racist due to its perception of black and poor noted. [BURNS - comments.] New York City welfare commissioner Stanley Brezenoff's letter to stores asking that they not sell game quoted on screen. [JOHNSON - notes fin. damage of letter to their business] Game creators' lawsuit against Brezenhoff noted. [PRAMSCHUFER - cites implications of government censorship should they lose case.] [BURNS - thinks creators are making money at expense of blacks.] Johnson and Pramschufer's newest game, Capital Punishment, noted.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan

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