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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Cynthia Bowers) The scandal surrounding the grassroots organization ACORN, which helps low-income Americans find affordable housing, reviewed; videos of ACORN employees counseling a couple posing as a pimp and prostitute shown; details given about the Senate vote to deny ACORN access to federal housing funds and the Census Bureau’s decision to sever its ties. [ACORN organizer Bertha LEWIS†- says we are experiencing the modern day version of McCarthyism.] [Senator Mike JOHANNS†- says the tapes magnify a systemic criminal pattern.] [The Heartland Institute Steve STANEK†- says ACORN cannot be trusted to organize voter registration.]

Couric, Katie;
Bowers, Cynthia

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