Search the Archive

Public Transportation and The Handicapped #259865

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 07, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Trans. Department hearings on public transportation for handicapped reported
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Problems of public transport. for handicapped outlined; changes required by Rehabilitation Act of 1973 noted. Trans. Department hearings of public comment on its proposals to make these changes detailed. Cost of such changes in New York City alone stated. [Department spokesperson Linda KAMM - estimates cost of system.] Alternate proposal of some to spend money not on changing public transport. but on increase of door-to-door services described. [Wheelchair patient Louis FINKELSTEIN - comments on situation.] [New York City advisory commission spokesperson Terence MOAKLEY - calls for NYC system to be changed.] [New York City Office of Handicapped spokesperson Julius SHAW - describes view of equal rights for handicapped.] Final bill for changes to be presented to Congress
REPORTER: Mitchell Krauss

Cronkite, Walter;
Krauss, Mitchell

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.