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A Closer Look (Racial Storm) #804220

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 28, 2005
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) A closer look at race & poverty after Hurricane Katrina introduced; findings of an ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on the view of whether race & poverty affected the speed of the response to the disaster. [Six PEOPLE, political analyst Earl Ofari HUTCHINSON†- offer views on the hurricane, race & poverty.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) President Bush's statement that a history of racial discrimination contributed to the extreme poverty exposed by the disaster noted.

(New York: Dan Harris) Two programs aimed at combatting poverty examined; details given about the First Step program at the Coaliton for the Homeless in New York City that gives women in the welfare program computer & other skills & the Young Women's Leadership School, an East Harlem public school funded to enable personal attention for the students. [First Step program graduate Cynthia SPARKS†- says she wasted time on the street life.] [Young Women's Leadership School student Jahleese LADSON†- comments on the program.] The view of poverty experts on the left & right about this chance after Katrina noted.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Harris, Dan

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