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Tifton, Georgia / Reading Project #632816

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 06, 2000
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Tifton, Georgia: Bob Faw) Efforts by Tifton, Georgia, residents to make their town the reading capital of the world featured. [8-year-old Gladys AGUIRRE - says she likes to read.] [Electric company lineman Terry REVELS - says he reads more than he used to.] [Tifton Foundation for Education Excellence Sandy BOWEN - says the reading project has had an impact.] [First-grader Justin GOMEZ - talks about being tested on a book.] [Gladys Aguirre's teacher Ginger COPELAND - says Gladys barely spoke English when she first came to Tifton.] [G.O. Bailey Elementary School principal Joy WEST - says reading is the "cool" thing.] [Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Chester FINN, Junior - says any motivated community could do what Tifton, Georgia, is doing.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Faw, Bob
Duration:
00:02:50

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