CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 08, 1976
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(Studio) Big-city mayors meet in Chicago, Illinois; give President-elect Jimmy Carter idea of what they want in return for support in Carter's election.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Chicago, Illinois) Theme of United States Mayors Conf. is access to President; mayors will hold Carter to campaign promises with regard to this. [New Orleans Mayor Moon LANDRIEU - says mayors dare not lower voices to Congress, admin and President] Mayors say proposals for eliminating confusion in federal city programs long overdue. [Detroit Mayor Coleman YOUNG - says they're not begging or making shopping list, but asking for own money.] Mayors want to have voice in implementation of goals. [Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Kenneth GIBSON - says they want to work with President and Congress in setting up timetables for goals.] [Carter representative to conference Howard SAMUELS - says mayors have laid out constructive ideas; says majors and Carter can work together to begin to solve urban problems.] Mayors say they're sure Carter will listen to them but not that he'll give them all they want.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley