NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 27, 1978
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(Studio) Report is 1st of 3 on migrant workers in US.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Ohio) Case of 6-yr.-old Irma Serna, who is part of migrant worker family, noted. [Tomato farmer Burl WEASEL - says some migrant children should be in school, others shouldn't, and Irma is one who shouldn't.] History of migrant workers' conditions and various reports that have been made on them outlined; reports on conditions said to include John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath", 1960 CBS News report, "Harvest of Shame", by Edward R. Murrow and 1970 NBC report on subject by Chet Huntley. Films and photos shown; Murrow film, courtesy CBS News. [MURROW - describes migrant conditions.] [HUNTLEY - describes migrant conditions.] Attempts to change migrant lifestyle detailed. [Lydia SERNA - doesn't get any government funds for migrant workers.] [Joe SERNA - describes attempts to get help in Texas.] Migrants' strike in summer recalled. Serna family's continued work through strike cited. [SERNA - says they can't afford not to work.] Upcoming report noted.
REPORTER: Brian Ross
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