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Illiteracy #293553

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 29, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Extent of adult illiteracy in US, soc. and economy problems resulting and efforts to remedy situation examined. [Andy THORN - regrets not being able to read to his children.] No. American adults considered functionally illiterate outlined. [Educ. Secretary Terrel BELL - notes economy and soc. costs to nation of illiteracy.] Related statistics discussed. [ILLITERATE - notes psychological impact of illiteracy.] [high school GRADUATE - considers her diploma worthless since she can't read.] [Literacy program director Mike FOX - notes literacy isn't priority to the hungry.] [President REAGAN - calls for vol. effort to remedy problem.] [Laubach Literacy Action spokesperson Peter WAITE - equates nation's illiteracy problem with Titanic.] [Tutor Inetta BUSH - cites emotional despair of the illiterate.]
REPORTER: Deborah Potter

Dean, Morton;
Potter, Deborah

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