CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 09, 1985
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(Studio) Country's policy of food waste and extent of hunger among its children noted; Senator Dan. Patrick Moynihan quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Chicago, Illinois) Rising number children classified as poverty stricken examined; films shown. [CHILDREN - describe their lack of adequate food.] [Dr. Sharon AHART - describes subtle starvation of children.] Role of current government policy in promoting starvation among children discussed. [Dr. Agnes LATTIMER - notes programs were cut without forethought.] [Agriculture Department spokesperson Robert LEARD - responds.] Nutritional needs of infants and pregnant women and government's lack of response to applicants to WIC (Women, Infants and Children) project noted. [WOMAN - describes problem to social worker Lovie Griffin.] [TONY, DON and BILLY - eat whatever they can get.] Govt.'s past and planned future cuts in school food programs outlined. [Diane COSBY - notes impact on children's ability to learn due to malnutrition.] [LEARD - dismisses issue as empty rhetoric.] Pol. lack of action by administration mentioned.
REPORTER: Meredith Vieira.
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