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Special Segment (The New Poor) #94523

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 26, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Atlanta, Georgia) Creation of new class of poor, those working at or below minimum wage, examined. [PEOPLE - praise Atlanta.] [Southern Regional Council director Steven SUITTS - notes growth in south poverty despite economy recovery.] Angela Durdan's annual income cited as example [DURDAN - feels isolated from city's economy growth; cites lack of money for education to improve her employment abilities.] [Walter STONE - discusses his job loss after decades with factory.] [William JORDAN - won't submit to bureaucratic process demanded to receive government assistance.] [SUITTS - notes majority of south poor don't receive government aid; feels current situation in South is vanguard of national condition.] [CHILDREN - are optimistic.]
REPORTER: Jay Schadler

Jennings, Peter;
Schadler, Jay

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