NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 30, 1980
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(Studio) Fin. problems of Social Security noted; example given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(No location given) [Sophie LESCO - comments on myth about Social Security] Lesco's financial plight since death of husband outlined. [LESCO - discusses fins.] [Social Security commissioner William DRIVER - says benefits are at right level.] Social Security system's problems in making ends meet as well as personal dilemmas for recipients examined in detail. [PEOPLE - comment.] Congress reported having to reallocate funds just to keep system afloat. [DRIVER - comments.] Future problems when post-WW II baby boom hits retirement age noted. [President's Commission on Pensions spokesperson Thomas WOODRUFF - comments.] Possible solutions listed on screen. [Felix ROGERS - comments.] Rogers' predicament cited as example [ROGERS - comments.]
REPORTER: Mike Jensen