CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 02, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Est. number homeless in United States reported CBS News-"New York Times" poll on issue outlined, discussed.
(Miami, Florida: Joan Snyder) New breed of homeless Americans examined; scenes shown. [Delia TORRES - explains cause of her circumstances.] [Representative Ted WEISS - cites lack of adequate number low income government apts.] Dennis and Suzanne Powell's plight cited as example [Suzanne POWELL - hadn't expected such a fate.] Impact on situation of push to release on situation mentally ill with no place to go noted. ["MARILYN" - wants a place to live; describes her plight.] Est. number homeless in Miami and lack of any city shelters considered. [Dade County manager Sergio PEREIRA -considers shelters tantamount to concentration camps.] Sidney and Francis Higgs' situation detailed. [Francis HIGGS - describes police attitude.]
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