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Closeup (Elderly Poor) #44104

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 26, 1976
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(Studio) Report on problem of being old and poor.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

(Chicago, Illinois) Private organization, Little Brothers of the Poor, provides hot meals for elderly. Hot lunches served at 70 city sites, funded under Older Americans Act. Charge is 0-75›, according to ability to pay. 7 million in US are near poverty; millions undernourished; 4 million are shut-ins. [Co-dir. Chicago Little Brothers of the Poor Lelo SALMON - says government gives elderly too much to die but not enough to enjoy life.] [Elizabeth DUVALL - says recing. aid belittles a person.] Mrs. DuVall recs. $157 Social Security and $47 welfare. She spends $19 for food stamps. Her rent is $133 month and $22 goes for utilities. [DUVALL - says sometimes she only has $5 left over each month]
REPORTER: John Drury

(Studio) Closeup address given.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

Reporter(s):
Compton, Ann;
Drury, John
Duration:
00:03:40

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