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Carter / Domestic Trip / Detroit #249059

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 21, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter begins domestic trip; will hear problems of urban poor in Michigan and spend night on farm in Iowa, with Democrat fund raiser there.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) Carter says he's come to Detroit to listen; those who speak, talk of misery of unemployment. [Lawrence HALL - doesn't feel much like talking of energy and foreign policy; is concerned about how he's going to live.] [Emma MOLINA - says President knows what he has capacity to do for poor in country Appeals to him on behalf of poor all over US.] [CARTER - notes reason Molina can speak so ably is that she's had experiences of migrant workers.] [Oscar WEBB - says family looks at him as failure and asks what he's to do.] President announces nothing new in urban program and reiterates plan for unemployment reduction goal by 1981. [CARTER - notes there's long way to go, though some progress has been made.] Preview of President's speech with regard to energy program, to be given in Des Moine, Iowa, tonight, noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) In many ways, Detroit exemplifies big city problems and programs for solutions.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) [Detroit Mayor Coleman YOUNG - says Detroit isn't dead, but moving ahead and building daily.] Young campaigns for reelection and to get more federal money. Report with regard to success and failure of federal programs in Detroit and city's need for more aid from government [New Detroit Incorporated spokesperson Lawrence DOSS - believes Detroit can't make it without federal aid, but city isn't sitting around waiting for it.] Only recently has building begun again in area hit by 1967 riots. [City council president Carl LEVIN - notes there are signs in Detroit to prove that federal projects both do and don't work; truth is that both can happen.]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris;
Schieffer, Bob

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