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Children and Hunger in America / Update On Report #93954

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 27, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced.; anchor narrates. Earlier report with regard to homelessness and hunger in American recalled; scenes shown of children as significant numbers of hungry. Cases of Sharron Jones in Saint Louis, Missouri, and Trevelis Simmons in Sugar Ditch County, Mississippi, noted. [Trevelis SIMMONS - comments on getting out of his situation.] Reaction to 9-year-old's comments reported coming from Baptist Sunday school teacher Mary Morris in Oakland, California. [MORRIS - wrote to Mrs. Gerline Simmons; describes reply.] Actions of church mbrs. in Morris' church to help Trevelis and others in Sugar Ditch, Mississippi, reported Trevelis and sister noted flown to California for Christmas. [MORRIS - speaks to congregation. Talks to reporter with regard to action.] Case of Sharron Jones described; scene from earlier report shown. [Sharron JONES - describes how he wants to live.] Academy Award- winning actor Lou Gossett, Junior, noted taking Sharron to live with him and his sons in Malibu, California, and receive permission to adopt Sharron. [GOSSETT - comments.] [Sharron JONES - says Gossett fed him well.] Other children living below poverty line noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter

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