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Office of Economic Opportunity / Void #32655

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 05, 1974
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(Studio) House votes to do away with OEO.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(New Orleans, Louisiana) [State representative Dorothy TAYLOR - credits her place in state government to antipoverty program.] Antipoverty money used to help poor learn skills and get off welfare. Child care ctrs. also help free mothers to work after learning skill. Antipoverty money also helps elderly and gets food stamps to needy. Nixon administration wants to do away with unified community action project. [Antipoverty director Dan VINCENT - believes community action project can make poor people a political and social force in cntry.] [Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - thinks individual programs should be funded directly.] [New Orleans Mayor Moon LANDRIEU - thinks after admin. does away with community action project, war against poverty to suffer setback.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Smith, Howard K.;
Tucker, Lem

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