CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 09, 1984
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(Studio) Current number Americans unemployed and/or categorized as impoverished reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Forthcoming Roman Catholic Church document on plight of the poor and reaction so far among business community examined; controversy over bishops' stand on nuclear freeze and abortion during recent presidential campaign recalled. [William SIMON - notes he's not a theologian and bishops' aren't econs.] Bishops' defense of research put into writing document which is highly critical of government and business attitudes noted. [Courtesy "MacNeil/ Lehrer Newshour", Bishop Peter ROSAZZA - can't justify number Americans living below poverty level.] White House fear that bishops will criticize President Reagan's economy policies and suggestion that economists "take a bishop to lunch" mentioned. [ROSAZZA - is still waiting for his luncheon invitation.] [SIMON - fears document will be used as basis of teaching in Catholic schools.]
REPORTER: Ray Brady
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