CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 05, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(San Francisco, California: John Blackstone) No. of people learning how to read this year given. [Illiterate Dana HAMMOND - comments on problem and how she hid it.] [Lehman College spokesperson Richard STERLING - comments on number of literacy students.] Tutor shortage noted. [Student Milton WRIGHT - comments on waiting list.] Reading level requirements for jobs in US discussed. [STERLING - says even Xerox machines require reading skills.] Percentage of functional illiterates in United States compared to number in Japan. [WRIGHT - says he could not help his son with homework, so he sought help.]
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