NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 23, 1971
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(Studio) Welfare costs up to $16.3 billion for fiscal 1971; total on welfare down 22,000 people. President Nixon's welfare reform program would replace 61,000 state employees with 80,000 federal employees.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii) Hawaii natives among state's poorest residents. [Alfred KAHANANUI - tells of native Hawaiians losing land.] Native Hawaiians shared land until white man introduced private property. [Mona PAULO - tells of volcano destroying village.] Milolii, Hawaii, fishermen form co-op with help of Office of Economic Opportunity in attempt to alleviate poverty. [Unidentified FISHERMAN - says need electricity, running water.] Hawaii being exploited by and for wealthy, tourists, those in retirement. [Elizabeth Kalani GREIG - says Hawaiians realizing must speak up; have given too much love; now growing cold, hurt.]
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer