CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 20, 1984
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(Studio) "New hungry" in American featured. San Francisco scenes of privilege and want contrasted. Hunger in American said up 20% in year 1984. [Saint Anthony's Dining Room Fr. Floyd LOTITO - says "new hungry" are not winos and such.] Scenes of women and children in dining room shown. [Battered wife "NORA" - talks of her plight, with 3 children.] Econ. recovery blamed for increase in number of hungry. [Glide Memorial Church Reverend Cecil WILLIAM - say recovery not touching lower incomes.] Incr. in number of white indigents noted. [White MEN - lament situations.] Cincinnati, Ohio, conditions examined. Sister Mary Robert's food program featured. [Sister Mary ROBERT - says people are not getting as much in food stamps as in 1983.] [Director Yorkville Soup Kitchen Gretchen BUCHENHOLZ - says situation has grown worse.] [MAN - could not imagine being in this shape.] Case of Joe and Mary Ann cited. Anticipated federal budget cuts and individual indifference said frustrating feeding programs.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
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