CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 30, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Frequency of criminal acts against apt. tenants by building owners desiring renovation to luxury facilities examined; George Baginika's experience cited as example [BAGINIKA - won't be frightened into moving.] Use of intimidation against elderly tenants such as Lena Swack illustrated. [Sec. GUARD - orders reporter out of Swack's room.] [SWACK - comments.] Role of single-room-only hotels in providing housing for elderly and mentally ill noted. ["ASSAM" - cites lack of his options.] [Building INSPECTOR - notes winter is prime time for owners to drive tenants out with devious tactics.] Phoenix, Arizona, situation outlined. [Prof. Louisa STARK - notes irony in construction of emergency facilities while destroying homes.] [Ed BENSON - comments on his plight.]
REPORTER: Harold Dow