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Hunger in America / Meese #82146

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 15, 1983
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(Studio) Controversy surrounding Edwin Meese's dismissal of claims that hunger exists in United States recalled. His efforts to smooth over situation with today's address to National Press Club reported President Reagan's expressed perplexity over issue of hunger in America recalled voiced when he announced formation of task force to examine problem last August
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Extent of hunger in United States and its apparent increase examined. [WOMAN - hopes times will improve.] Amt. of federal and private funds spent on food programs this year mentioned. [Food Research and Action Center spokesperson Nancy AMIDEI - notes obvious link between income and food accessibility; notes Meese's referral to General Accounting Office investigation of hungry children in America as an anecdote.] Govt. studies of impact of nation's problems on population surveyed. [REAGAN - claims administration is committed to alleviating hunger.]
REPORTER: Jim Wooten

Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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