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Massachusetts / Welfare Program #541987

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 23, 1985
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REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Boston, Massachusetts) Apparent success of Massachusetts welfare program, designed to train recipients for job and get them employed, examined; films shown Ruby Sampson's case cited as example [SAMPSON - recalls fear of never getting out of welfare system; praises program.] Details of program outlined, discussed; apparent basis of program's success considered [ITT Semi-Conductor Corporation spokesperson Don. WRENTMORE - praises participants as employees.] [Gov Michael DUKAKIS - cites savings to state.] [GRADUATES - praise program's results.] [SAMPSON - looks forward to graduation, leaving welfare.]
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

Chung, Connie;
Myers, Lisa

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