NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 04, 1976
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(Studio) 1 of 10 Americans is over 65 years of age. No. of elderly to increase Report on senior citizens' convention
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Chicago, Illinois) Rally held in Grant Park. Support for national health insurance is main issue. 4000 delegates attending. Senior citizens urged to act as large voting bloc. [Representative Claude PEPPER - hopes 22 million elderly demand national health care in next elections.] [National Council of Senior Citizens William HUTTON - says 65% of those over 55 use their votes. 45% of those under 45 vote.] Elderly will try to win social programs through "senior power."
REPORTER: Mike Jackson
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