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In Depth (Homeless / Brick Attack) #627761

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 24, 1999
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Rehema Ellis) The national problem of homelessness examined in light of the manhunt in New York City for a homeless man who hit Nicole Barrett in the head with a brick; details given of the controversy about how to handle the homeless. [New York Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - announces a crackdown on homeless people.] [National Coalition for the Homeless Mary Ann GLEASON - says the number of homeless people are growing.] The reasons for homelessness amid a booming economy outlined. [MAN - says there is no affordable housing.] [Daniel HICKEY - praises a program that helps him.] [Community Access Steve COE - says property values in New York are too high.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) How homeless people trying to make income through the Internet examined; scenes shown from skid row in Los Angeles. [10-year homeless man David ALEXANDER - talks about what he found on-line; talks about trying to make a living.] [Los Angeles Central Library Susan KENT - says libraries have become lifelines.] [Union Rescue Mission Chris GAMBOL - talks about Internet access at a homeless shelter.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Ellis, Rehema
Duration:
00:05:50

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