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Handsacrossamerica #309945

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 24, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Preparations nationwide for tomorrow's HandsAcrossAmerica examined; details given, scenes shown. President and Nancy Reagan mentioned participating; controversy over his latest remark on the hungry recalled. [May 21, REAGAN - thinks people go hungry due to their own ignorance.] Reality of starvation in United States discussed. [Reverend John STEINBRUCK - notes increase soup kitchen customers in DC.] No. below poverty line in United States said greatest since 1963. [Center on Budget and Policy Priorities spokesperson Robert GREENSTEIN - praises HandsAcrossAmerica effort but cites cuts in food stamp programs.] [STEINBRUCK - notes tenuous status of many Americans] Reagan's weekly radio speech said commenting on HandsAcrossAmerica effort.

Schieffer, Bob

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