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Mayors' Conference / Urban Plan #257679

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 05, 1978
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(Studio) Report on mayors' meeting in Syracuse, New York, and speech by US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Patricia Harris.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Syracuse, New York) Details given with regard to meeting and Harris' speech. [HARRIS - says Carter urban plan will emphasize tailoring of federal assistant to each city's needs.] General good reception of President's plan and questions by Hartford, Connecticut, Mayor George Athanson reported [ATHANSON - cites concerns about Carter sticking to urban plan's good points.] [HARRIS - says that since administration has made commitment, public can test it and call attention to it if commitment not carried out.] [Birmingham, Alabama, Mayor David VANN - says people must realize cities can only provide tax revenues if they're healthy enough to do so.] Vann's support for federal aid to bring industry back to cities noted. [HARRIS - refuses to guarantee anything but promise in urban program.] Financial waste of Great Society plan recalled.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

Cronkite, Walter;
Shepard, Gary

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