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Handsacrossamerica #309957

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 25, 1986
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(NYC: Bruce Morton) Turnout for HandsAcrossAmerica event today to raise funds for homeless and hungry featured; details given, scenes shown. Homeless child Amy Sherwood mentioned starting New York City line; President and Nancy Reagan shown participating. Marriage of couple (named) in New Jersey segment cited. [Farmer Carlos WELTY - cites irony in hunger among nation's farmers.] [Org. Ken KRAGEN - hopes volunteerism will increase]

(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(Navajo, Arizona: John Blackstone) Arizona desert's HandsAcrossAmerica section featured; details given, scenes shown. [VOLS. - comment.] [American Express spokesperson Jerry C. WELSH - explains company's sponsorship of section despite cost vs. amount raised discrepancy.]

(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(W. Memphis, Arkansas: Harry Smith) Reaction of nation's homeless and hungry to HandsAcrossAmerica examined; scenes shown. [Eddie HIGGINS - dismisses relevancy of event.] [AK jobs program spokesperson Cheryl WATSON - describes depth of region's poverty.] [Homeless shelter vol. Richard KRAWIEC - attacks shallowness of HandsAcrossAmerica vols.] [Vol. Lenore CASH - explains volunteering.]

(Studio: Susan Spencer) [HandsAcrossAmerica organization Ken KRAGEN - discusses event's outcome, criticism of such efforts.]

Blackstone, John;
Morton, Bruce;
Smith, Harry;
Spencer, Susan

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