NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 05, 1980
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(Studio) Hunger Project, international organization aimed at publicizing plight of the hungry, said not sending its contributions to those who need food.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(No location given) The Hunger Project's alleged aim and actual results examined; song by John Denver heard, films shown. Publicity moves at Times Square and Studio 54 noted. [MAN - comments.] Amt. received by Hunger Project annually noted; Project reported yet to buy food. Its emphasis only on public relations with regard to hunger discussed. Werner Erhardt, creator of "est" movement, said founder and director of Hunger Project. [ERHARDT - says "est" was beginning of Project.] "Est's" financial and managerial relationship with Hunger Project outlined. [Worldwatch Institution president Lester BROWN - says Hunger Project doesn't seem to have any program for implementing goals.] [Project spokesperson Lynn TWIST - comments on need for commitment in world.] ["Mike Douglas Show", January, 1980, Valerie HARPER - says she won't enter 21st century with starving babies in the world.] Harper said on Project's advisory board [Common Cause president David COHEN - comments on Hollywood approach.] Criticism of Hunger Project's lack of action with regard to feeding the starving outlined. [Former Hunger Project WORKER - says "est" profits from Project.] [TWIST - notes daily growth rate.] Daily death rate from hunger mentioned.
REPORTER: James Polk