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Drugs / Child Welfare / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania #333210

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 13, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Congressional report on drug plague, especially crack's effect on babies and child welfare, reported; details outlined on screen. Report introduced.

(Philadelphia: Rita Braver) Welfare of drug users' children featured; scenes shown of Children of the Light Mission; details given of Philadelphia's foster care system. [Reverend Linda JOHNSON - comments.] [GIRL - talks about taking care of her six younger siblings.] [Philadelphia Mayor West Wilson GOODE - comments on overburdened system.] [National drug policy director William BENNETT - says more children need to be taken out of drug abusing homes.] [Pennsylvania welfare secretary John WHITE - criticizes Bennett.] Ronald Reagan's underfunding of, and President Bush's desire to further reduce funding for, foster care system noted. Philadelphia's Heinemann Hospital project to help certify employees for foster care noted. [Employee Adele SPRINGER - wants to help.] [BENNETT - comments on funding.] [GIRL - talks about watching parents shoot up.]

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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