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Economy: Poverty, Income Gross National Product / Census / Recession #340473

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 26, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(No location given: Richard Threlkeld) Census' confirmation that there are more poor people now than ever featured; figures graphed on screen. [Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Robert GREENSTEIN - says he expects worse figures next year.] Types of people who are poor described. [Single mother Tracy OPRY - comments.] Recession's effect on groups other than the poor noted; income figures graphed on screen. Discussion held about the consequences of growing poor population.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Ray Brady) This quarter's fall in the gross national product featured; scenes shown of ribbon-cutting ceremony opening new unemployment office. [Economist Philip BRAVERMAN - says the outlook remains pessimistic.] Figures given of number of Americans filing for new unemployment benefits. [MAN - comments.] Experts' predictions that Federal Reserve will again lower interest rates mentioned. Interest rates for CDs displayed on screen. [WOMAN - comments.] Discussion held about how people can make the most of this.

Brady, Ray;
Rather, Dan;
Threlkeld, Richard

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