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Carter / Blacks / Cong. Caucus / Jobs / National Baptist Convention #254484

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 07, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter meets with black members of Congress, seeking to assure them he's not unconcerned over high black unemployment, especially among black teens.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Since Carter focuses this week on Panama Canal, all other appts. except this one with Congress Black Caucus are canceled. President has never fervently endorsed Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Bill backed by Caucus, but now seems to shift emphasis. [CARTER - notes recently released high unemployment figs., especially among young minority mbrs.; says there must be reemphasis on government-sponsored opportunities for those who need it most.] Afterwards, most members of Caucus react favorably. [Caucus leader Parren MITCHELL - notes administration will make jobs matter of top priority, since figs. on unemployment from Bureau of Labor Statistics came out.] Admin. disagreement with parts of Humphrey-Hawkins bill noted.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Studio) Delegates to National Baptist Convention in Miami Beach, representative 6 million blacks, give Carter unanimous vote of confidence. Comment of convention president Dr. J.M. Jackson cited.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Bradley, Ed;
Mudd, Roger

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