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Welfare / Massachusetts Illiterate #442903

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 17, 1969
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(Studio) 2 letter carriers apply for welfare because they don't earn enough. Report on healthy man who gets welfare because he can't read or write.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Haverhill, Massachusetts) Ron Eaton, 30, and wife and 3 children live on $303 month President Nixon's plan wouldn't give them any more money. [EATON - says like to learn how to fix appliances, but I'd get lost if I went to Boston. Want to learn to read. Don't have enough food.] [Mrs. EATON - says have soups and spaghetti mostly; sometimes hamburger.] [EATON - says children want better clothes and bikes. I'll never give up.] His only hope is to get a job that will earn him a living.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

Brinkley, David;
Trotta, Liz

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