NBC Evening News for Monday, May 02, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Abernethy) [Representative Claude PEPPER - says is proud to be senior citizen.] Pepper noted leading American elderly in pursuit of "gray power." Senior citizens' political influence discussed. Congress's bills pertaining to elderly issues illustration and discussed. American Association of Ret. Persons (AARP) noted most powerful organization representing senior citizens. [AARP spokesperson Cyril BROCKFIELD - comments on influence.] [Americans for Generational Equity (AGE) spokesperson Paul HEWITT - comments on AARP's power.] AARP's impact on elderly standards of living illustration Elderly noted feared by some to be too powerful. US' aging pop. graphed. [University of South California spokesperson Fernando TORRES-GIL - comments on power of aging Americans] [WOMAN - comments on situation.] AGE noted endeavoring to resolve problems between young and aging. [Attorney Gary COLE - comments on situation.] Third of federal budget noted earmarked for elderly services; AGE noted fearing amount to increase to fifty percent by 2020. [The Hastings Center spokesperson Dan. CALLAHAN - comments on medical costs.] [PEPPER - says Callahan's comments cruel.] Challenge of growing elderly population noted.