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Los Angeles, California / Violence / Poverty / Urban Problems #344239

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 11, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Ron Allen) Los Angeles police commission's naming of former FBI and CIA chief William Webster to head a revue panel to look at how the police responded to the recent violence there featured; scenes of violence shown. [WEBSTER - says there were mistakes and acts of heroism.] [Black MAN - says we have no hope.] Census Bureau statistics on south central Los Angeles, city-wide, and national poverty rates during the 1980s cited. [Black coffee shop owner Willie DUNCAN - talks about struggling.] [Los Angeles urban league John MACK - says long-term commitment is needed.] Scenes shown of violence victims in line for food and clothing.

(Studio: Dan Rather) President Bush and Congressional leaders reported meeting tomorrow to talk about urban problems; comments by Bush and Democratic leaders on the issues noted. [Representative Richard GEPHARDT - says Bush's help is needed.]

Allen, Ron;
Rather, Dan

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