CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 23, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Studio: Morley Safer) Day care reported becoming major campaign issue. [Pollster Peter HART - says day care is issue that gets votes.] Hart's poll results given with regard to voters and children's issues. [Senator Albert GORE - comments on day care crisis.] [Jesse JACKSON - comments on day care.] No. of working women with small children reported quadrupling in last three decades. More than half of mothers with pre-school children reported working. [Senator Christopher DODD - says day care is issue which affects everyone.] Congress noted furnishing day care ctrs. for workers' children. [TEACHER - says people wait years to get children in good ctrs.] [MAN - says without ctr. wife would have to stay home.] USSR day care featured; details given, scenes shown. No. of day care bills being introduced into Congress given. [Senator Orrin HATCH - describes present situation.] Day care sitcom, "Day By Day", reported making debut; scenes shown. Legis. expected to pass offering Americans affordable day care.
(Studio: Dan Rather, Morley Safer) Bills' costs discussed; Dodd's bill mentioned.
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