CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 17, 1983
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(Studio) Governor Martha Layne Smith [sic; ed: Collins] reported giving Democrat reply to President Reagan's weekly radio address. Hunger said subject, especially Edwin Meese's recent remark about soup kitchens.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(DC) Boston, Massachusetts, food line shown. Patrons of free food services characterized. Homeless, mentally ill noted. Alexandria, Virginia, facility shown. [Christ House Ted OSTROM - talks of housing and food costs.] Examples cited. [OSTROM - discounts charges of freeloading.] Poverty rate said at twenty-year high. Street scenes shown. [American Enterprise Institute Jack A. MEYER - discounts cheaters as unimportant.] Presidential Commission on Hunger, said sparked by news reports, noted due to report next month. Report not thought to end controversy.
REPORTER: Jacqueline Adams
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