NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 20, 1983
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(Studio) Problem of homeless detailed. In Los Angeles, group of charities said filing suit to force county to provide shelters.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Seattle, WA) [MAN - has not been helped by the recovery.] Homeless in Los Angeles said not typical skid row derelicts. Characteristics of homeless group set forth. [Inner City Law Council Bob JACOBS - describes homeless.] Los Angeles said having no public shelters. Seattle, WA, said overwhelmed by homeless. Details given of Seattle's provisions for homeless. [Unempl. Ernest DUNCAN - describes his plight.] [Mrs. DUNCAN - prays.] [Downtown Emergency Center Ken COLE - notes stress of being in desperate circumstances.] Seattle's fears their flop houses will become accepted as low-cost housing noted.
REPORTER: David Burrington