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Office of Economic Opportunity Protest #468788

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 20, 1973
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(Studio) 10,000 rally in Washington, DC to protest abolition Office of Economic Opportunity and antipoverty program cutbacks.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Delegation big city mayors comes with demonstration. Meets with Democratic leadership in Congress [Senator Joe BIDEN - says Nixon policy has public support, so unlikely Congress will act against it.] [Detroit Mayor Roman GRIBBS - says can't ignore any American people, poor or not.] [Newark Mayor Ken. GIBSON - says won't be told United States will rebuild North Vietnam and ignore Americans] [Representative Bella ABZUG - says country belongs to all Americans, not just to military and millionaires.] [Reverend Jesse JACKSON - says poor are somebody too.] Demonstrators probably engaging in exercise in futility.
REPORTER: Gordon Graham

(Studio) Social programs being curtailed everywhere because of Office of Economic Opportunity cuts.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Harlem community action program located at slum's center. Offers adult education. [Harlem Trailblazers director Elena CHARLES - says program small and comfortable for residents. When it ends people participating in it probably will not go outside community to find similar service elsewhere.]
REPORTER: Betty Rollin

Chancellor, John;
Graham, Gordon;
Rollin, Betty

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