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California / San Joaquin Valley #302248

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 08, 1985
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(Studio) John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" recalled portraying depression era migrant workers in California's San Joaquin Valley.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Fresno, California) Contd. influx of migrant workers to valley despite unalleviated hardships examined; films shown. [MIGRANT - had hoped to find employment.] [poverello House spokesperson Carl LOWENSTEIN - describes usual condition of arriving migrants.] [Salvation Army Major Rex McCULLEY - notes living conditions of new arrivals.] [MIGRANTS - describe effort to survive.] Est. unemployment level in region mentioned. Margie and Harry Reckert's situation cited as example [Harry RECKERT - hopes for improvement soon.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

Petersen, Barry;
Schieffer, Bob

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