NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 02, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Blue Hill, Mississippi: Kenley Jones) Water access problem in Blue Hill, Mississippi, examined; details given, scenes shown. [Resident T.J. TRAVILION - comments on driving 35 miles per day to get water; says he can't afford to move.] Poverty rate in this area discussed. [Resident Jake SAVAGE - says he drinks water from creek.] [Resident Mary MOORE - comments on lack of indoor plumbing.] [Residents Janie and James COLE - comment on number of families without running water.] Representative Mike Espy reported helping community get federal funds for water project. [COLE - says he'll believe it when he sees it.] Residents should get running water this summer.