NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 07, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Washington: Jamie Gangel) Growing antagonism across the nation towards the homeless examined; details given of suicide this week of homeless activist Mitch Snyder. [SNYDER, homeless MAN, two WOMEN - talk about the issue of homelessness.] Public action against the homeless reviewed; scenes shown of park in San Francisco that has been cleared of homeless. [Mayor Art AGNOS - comments.] [In New York City, WOMAN - says homeless should be removed from subway stations.] [Coalition for the Homeless chairman Robert HAYES - says people are getting angered because the homeless are still on the street.] [Voice of SNYDER - explains how the homeless should be treated.] Statistics cited about the makeup of the homeless population. Advocates for the homeless noted stating that a federal master plan, starting with more housing, is needed.