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Special Assignment (Children of Poverty) (Part I) #92760

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 21, 1985
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(Studio) Franklin Roosevelt's remark on poverty in United States recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Saint Louis, Missouri) Social and health effects of poverty on children in US examined; extent of problem detailed. Scenes shown. [CHILDREN - comment on their lack of food, home.] Environment in which Trevala Simmons and family live described, shown. [SIMMONS - lists vermin, rodents, disease, chemicals in his home.] Luwanda Holly's daily food intake outlined. [Lutheran Family Services spokesperson Otis WOODARD - comments on extent of poverty experienced by American children.] Number of homeless children in United States examined; examples given. [CHILD - would like food, home.]
REPORTER: Karen Boros

(Studio) Part II announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Boros, Karen;
Jennings, Peter

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