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Cost of Living, Middletown, USA #469649

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 01, 1973
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(Pearl River, New York) Bill and Mary Clark have average income for American family. [Bill CLARK - says all his friends either have more than 1 job or wife works because cost of living so high.] [Mary CLARK - says husband's salary doesn't pay for all family has to have.] Bill Clark is full-time guard and drives bus as second job. Makes about $12,000/yr. [Mary CLARK - says has part time typing job to make extra money.] [Bill CLARK - says can't afford to go out for dinner or to a movie except once in a great while.] [Mary CLARK - says shops carefully for groceries sews many of family's clothes.] Family has small camper to use for vacations.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Utley, Garrick

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