NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 03, 1976
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(Studio) Agriculture Department runs Women, Infants and Children (WIC) health care program. Food and Research Action Center files suit in Washington, DC charging President Ford with illegally impounding $140 million of WIC funds.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Hazard, Kentucky) Community center used once a week for WIC clinic. [WORKER - tells mother her child must go on waiting list.] Federal government orders clinic not to accept any more clients. 1500 pregnant women, infants and children on waiting list. Malnutrition common here. [Director Family Health Services Dr. Gregory CULLEY - says WIC is for children who can't stand up for their causes.] [Mrs. Katherine COMBS - tells how WIC helped her son. Thinks it a shame United States doesn't feed its own citizens before feeding those abroad.] Her daughter is anemic and on WIC waiting list.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson