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Hunger in America / Reagan #309900

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 22, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Lesley Stahl) Controversy over President Reagan's perception of hunger's cause in United States as illustrated by his comment yesterday examined; scenes shown. [Yesterday, REAGAN - claims the hungry starve due to their own ignorance.] [Harvard spokesperson J. Larry BROWN - notes administration policies preventing food stamp assistance for many.] Admin.'s cuts in food stamp and other food programs outlined on screen. [Agriculture secretary assistant John BODE - defs. cutbacks.] Fundraising goal of HandsAcrossAmerica this Sunday noted. [Org. Ken KRAGEN - comments.] President's response to HandsAcrossAmerica described.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Terry Drinkwater) Status of the hungry in United States and bureaucratic programs preventing many from receive help examined; details given, scenes shown. [MAN, Jackie JOLLY - discuss their situations.] [Ocean Park Center director Betty MACIAS - considers Reagan ignorant of reality; explains.] [JOLLY - hopes to survive.]

Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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