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Hunger / Meese #82505

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 09, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan's remarks in August on allegations of hunger in America and his formation of task force on problem recalled; Edwin Meese's remarks implying such allegations are purely political rather than factual reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Meese's remarks, suggesting free food patrons are greedy rather than destitute, examined. [Courtesy AP, voice of MEESE - claims soup kitchens are patronized because obtaining free food is easier than paying for it; implies claims that children in United States are going hungry are unsubstantiated; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Gary HART, Detroit city council Maryann MAHAFFEY, Capuchin Missions Kitchens spokesperson Lewis HICKSON, Representative Thomas O'NEILL - react to Meese's statement.] White House efforts to counter poor publicity due to incident described.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:02:30

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