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(Studio) Findings of President Reagan's commission studying hunger in America summarized; denouncement of findings by many orgs. noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Cmsn.'s findings and reaction examined; films shown. [Joanne FONTANEZ - describes impact on family of seeking free food from church.] [Fr. Joseph McNULTY - discusses church's effort to meet food needs of poor.] [Hunger commission spokesperson J. Clayburn La FORCE - acknowledges difficulty in determining extent of problem.] Cmsn.'s dismissal of claims of food bank operators such as Sister Rose Marie Burnier noted. [Commission member Midge DECTER - cites need to limit commission to subjective data.] [Sister Mary ROBERTS - believes commission's research was incompetent.] Findings of Massachusetts study on pre-school children and malnourishment and Commerce Department's assessment of number Americans qualifying as poor discussed. [La FORCE - agrees a problem does exist.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
- Morton, Bruce;
- Rather, Dan
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