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New York City / Homeless #313718

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 05, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(NYC: Harold Dow) [Homeless MAN - talks about not having a home.] Man being mentally ill as well as homeless noted. Growing number of homeless and New York City program to commit these people to hospitals discussed. [New York City mayor Ed KOCH - says he should have done this years ago.] [MAN - denies being mentally ill.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) attorney Norman SIEGEL - says the program is unconstitutional.] Ann Smith challenging of system discussed. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Rob LEVY - talks about Smith being mentally competent.] Scenes of protestors shown. Smith's family said to have pleaded that she get help. [Family MBR. - comments.] Homeless people shown. (Artist: Sharon Falk)

Dow, Harold;
Rather, Dan

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