NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 28, 1975
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(Studio) Report on how poor get along without government aid.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(San Joaquin Valley, California) Grandpa Clem spent life in orchards and fields until he broke hip. [CLEM - describes how things were in Depression.] Grandma Clem was 33 when they got to California. She cans fruit and vegetables. [CLEM - describes working conditions.] Grandpa's son, Junior, 41, salvages scrap iron to sell in winter. Picks fruit in summer all over country He lives in London, California. Owns house [JR. - says scripture says man should make living by sweat of brow.] Ricky Clem and wife survive on welfare and food stamps. Ricky works only occasionally, though he and wife expecting baby. [Ricky CLEM - says wishes he was working.] [Lorraine CLEM - says having food to eat is all that counts. It's the way life is.] They don't remember Depression and don't want to work. Grandpa and Junior disapprove.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit
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