CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 22, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Chicago, Illinois) Efforts of children such as Vasna Bates to cope with myth of Santa Claus versus economy realities of their family situations examined. [Vasna BATES - asks Santa for job for father.] [Charles BATES - notes inability to provide Christmas for children.] [Post Ofc. spokesperson Tonie KING - notes psychological impact of unemployment on children.] [Walter JACKSON - explains writing letter to Santa on behalf of his children.] Jackson's letter shown, quoted. [Santa's helper Deborah LINDSEY - wants to help people like Jackson.] [Randy GREEN - believes someone will always help the deprived.] Vasna Bates' continued faith in Santa described.
REPORTER: Meredith Vieira
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