Mayor Schmoke, Elders to appear on Brinkley show

November 27, 1993

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke will discuss the breakdown of the American family and the fast-rising rate of out-of-wedlock births tomorrow on the ABC show "This Week With David Brinkley."

Mr. Schmoke was invited to discuss the increase in the illegitimacy rate, now 68 percent for blacks and 22 percent for whites. The program will be broadcast in Baltimore at 10:30 a.m. on WJZ-TV (Channel 13.)

Other guests include Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders, who visited Baltimore's Laurence Paquin School for teen-age mothers last week; and Charles Murray, a fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

Mr. Murray recently touched off a debate on out-of-wedlock births with his article on "The Coming White Underclass" in the Wall Street Journal. He cited 1990 census figures that show births to single white women have risen to 22 percent.

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