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Carter / Welfare Reform / Cong. Relations #252114

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 02, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter outlines welfare reform program, but says present program in such mess it will be 3 mos. until details worked out.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Carter had promised 1 of 1st jobs would be welfare reform, but no specifics yet made. Briefing is to explain why. [CARTER - says program's situation worse than expected.] Carter's goals for programs cited. HEW Secretary Califano compares welfare reform to Mid. East problem.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Cost of welfare is major item as President asks congress help in balancing budget by 1981.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Congress leaders attend cabinet meeting and Carter takes some blame for problems with Congress [CARTER - says he realizes his changing mind on issues makes it difficult for leaders like Muskie, Giaimo, Long, Ullman, O'Neill and Byrd to work with White House] Speaker O'Neill says he believes admin. has learned. Later, Carter has interview with foreign TV correspondents, in preparation for coming international summit. [CARTER - cites importance of summit and working with allies.] President leaves for London on Thursday
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

Bradley, Ed;
Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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