NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 10, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Cassandra Clayton) Controversial New York City plan to get homeless physical and mental aid featured. [MAN - questions homeless man.] Video of homeless people shown. [New York City Mayor Edward KOCH - discusses plan.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Norman SIEGEL - criticizes plan as violation of homeless people's rights.] 1960's policy of giving mental patients increase freedom reviewed; scenes shown. Joyce Brown case discussed. NYC's provisions at Bellevue hospital mentioned. Lack of outpatient programs noted. [Saint Francis Shelter Reverend John McVEAN - comments on problem.] Impact of New York City program on other cities discussed. (Artist: Al Herr)
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