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Economy / Foreclosures #80998

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 04, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Springfield, Colorado) Efforts of militant farmers here to halt foreclosure on Jerry Wright's farm examined; background to case outlined. [WRIGHT - wants more people to return to farming.] [Cnty. treasurer Thelma GOODNIGHT - reads government bid for Wright's land.] Ensuing civil unrest described, shown; Kansas agrarian radical Mary Elizabeth Lease recalled. [WRIGHT - refuses to leave land.]
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

(Allegheny Cnty., Pennsylvania) Allegheny Cnty. Sheriff Eugene Coon's efforts to prevent foreclosure on homes of unemployed steel workers examined. [Joyce and James SEYBERT - comment on his being laid off.] [COON - explains his actions.] [Unemployment committee spokesperson Bob ANDERSON - wants federal legislature preventing foreclosures.]
REPORTER: Steve Shepard

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Murphy, Charles;
Reynolds, Frank;
Shepard, Steve

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