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Abandoned Mentally Ill #287597

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Nov 20, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Plight of homeless mentally ill, evicted from hospitals as result of push towards deinstitutionalization, examined; films shown. May 1946 "Life" magazine photos of public mental hospitals shown. Philadelphia State Hospital `s deinstitutionalization experience discussed. [Psychiatrists' task force spokesperson Dr. Anthony ARCE - notes lack of coordination between hospitals and states over de-institutionalization.] Philadelphia's lack of shelters for homeless described. [Health commissioner Dr. Stuart SHAPIRO - blames federal government for not providing adequate funds.] Boston's achievements towards homeless detailed. [Pine Saint Inn spokesperson Pat MURPHY - denies being a solution for plight of mentally ill on states.] [Policy analyst Ron COMER - notes all don't achieve independence.]
REPORTER: Rita Braver

Braver, Rita;
Dean, Morton

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