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Hunger in America #295713

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 06, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Turners Falls, Massachusetts) [Citizens' Commission on Hunger spokesperson Dr. Larry BROWN - claims hunger exists in epidemic proportions in US.] Cmsn.'s findings on hunger in New England examined; films shown. [PEOPLE - describe their plight.] [BROWN - notes hunger has become ecumenical problem.] Cmsn.'s findings detailed. [WOMAN - wants her malnourished son to get well.] Mother's monthly food allowance noted; estimate number malnourished children in United States mentioned. Cmsn.'s response to Reagan administration's claims that hunger doesn't exist as problem in US outlined; seriousness of hunger for elderly such as Wendall May and the very young cited.
REPORTER: Steve Young

(Studio) Agriculture Department spokesperson's dismissal of Citizens' Commission report quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan;
Young, Steve

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