NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 16, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon's program would set national minimum and give $1600 year from the Fed Govt Will help in South
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Rabun Cnty., Georgia) Watts family lives on $220 month and trades $72 for $100 food stamps. They live in shack; no hot water; toilet in back yard Cooking and heating by wood. Freezer helps cut down expenses. Husband's illness prevents him from working. [Billy WATTS - says 3 years before I can go back to work.] [Watts' WIFE - says hurt my pride when we went on it. Pay $15 month rent and $2 water bill. Rent not worth $15. Dreams of 4-bedroom house ] [WATTS - says we're happy.]
REPORTER: Ron Nessen
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