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Economy: Poverty in America #974604

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 16, 2010
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Studio: David Muir) A new government report on the staggering increase of the number of Americans living in poverty examined; statistics on poverty cited; scenes shown of tents at a Los Angeles rescue mission and from a video of high school students. [Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Line John BOUMAN†- comments on poverty.] [Teen Chris SHOLTENS‡- says he eats at school.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Live interview held with Ariel Investments president Mellody Hobson about the poverty. [HOBSON - talks about the poverty numbers and the number of jobs needed to lower unemployment; states the importance is "innovation" as with Apple computers.]

Sawyer, Diane;
Muir, David

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