CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 21, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Chicago: Frank Currier) Decay of America's urban infrastructure featured; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - comment on decay.] [Neighborhood activist Jackie LEAVY - says crumbling infrastructure can't wait.] ['92 presidential candidates Governor Bill CLINTON, Patrick BUCHANAN, Paul TSONGAS, and President BUSH - comment on infrastructure.] Scenes shown of last month's underground flood in downtown Chicago. [Five PEOPLE - comment on flood.] [Mayor Richard DALEY - says this is a serious problem.] Scenes shown of two Chicagoans singing about urban decay. [Illinois Institution of Technology Paul BARRETT - says there's no reward for fixing things.] Ratio of United States highway bridges in need of repair, cost of a decade of traffic delays reported. [Engineering consultant Marshall SILVER, WOMAN, MAN - talk about traffic, potholes and sidewalks.] [Rebuild America Coalition chairman Maynard JACKSON - comments on what it takes to get our attention.] Report card on major cities' infrastructure shown. [Three PEOPLE - talk about paying for repairs.] [US Conference of Mayors president Raymond FLYNN - notes need for government aid to cities.]
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