CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 29, 1984
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(Studio) United Nations analysis of extensive famine in Africa outlined; details illustrated on map.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(London, England) Current famine in Ethiopia noted preventable 18 mos. ago; details given, films shown. Food surplus in Europe and United States noted. Pol. factors preventing relief aid from reaching targeted peoples discussed. [OXFAM director Nigel TWOSE - ests. percentage of relief money actually reaching the people; explains success of direct relief programs of agencies such as OXFAM.] Africa's general drop in food supply over past decade described. [Voice of relief WORKER - predicts entire continent will experience situation current in Ethiopia within 20 years]
REPORTER: Tom Fenton
(NYC) Public's response to recent coverage of Ethiopian famine examined. [NYC BAKER, Connecticut restaurant WORKER - explain donations.] [Save the Children Fund spokesperson Phyllis DOBYNS - reacts to public response.] Michigan salesman noted making own television commercial soliciting donations for Ethiopia; ad shown. [British MINISTER - explains soliciting donatings in church.] United Nations conference on hunger in Rome today mentioned. [US ambassador Millicent FENWICK - feels world can't remain indifferent to deaths of the innocent.] [STUDENT - notes lack of personal knowledge about such disasters.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg
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