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Families / Grandparents Raising Children #791147

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 26, 2005
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The hidden epidemic of children being raised by their grandparents introduced.

(Newark: Cynthia McFadden) A study of grandparents raising the kids presented; scenes shown from Newark, New Jersey, where ten percent of the children are being raised by grandparents. [80-year-old great-great grandmother Ocala FOSTER - says "the baby needs me."] [Salvation Army Michael PRESSEY†- cites the epidemic in Newark due to violence & drugs.] [Grandmother Martha SPENCER - says the grandkids are not allowed in the public housing project.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Further coverage of the issue on "Primetime Live" noted.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
McFadden, Cynthia

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