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American Profile (Part V) #322248

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 14, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Series on Reagan's president introd.

(Seattle, WA: Bruce Morton) Disparity between US' wealthy and poor pops. featured; details given, scenes shown. [Children's Defense Fund spokesperson Marion Wright EDELMAN - comments on poverty.] Av. incomes since 1946 graphed. [University of Maryland spokesperson Frank LEVY - comments on gap between rich and poor.] National income levels graphed. [Center on Budget and Policy Priorities spokesperson Robert GREENSTEIN - comments on gap between rich and middle classes.] Changes in American family during Reagan administration featured; scenes shown from "Leave it to Beaver". Rich and Andi Wagner featured. [Rich WAGNER - comments on income.] Lindy Lyons and her daughters featured. [LYONS - comments on barely making ends meet.] No. of single-parent families headed by women noted increase [LEVY - comments on situation.] [WAGNER - worries about poor children.] [Andi WAGNER - comments on poor children.] Earnings from high school and college diplomas graphed. [LEVY - comments on educating poor children.] [WAGNER - comments on personally helping poor.]

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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