NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 01, 1969
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(Studio) Less racial unrest in big cities this summer than last year Report on Watts.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Los Angeles, California) [Watts Bridgeback Program Roy EVANS - says Watts riots were emotional revolution. Now undergoing intellectual revolution.] Watts doesn't want another riot like 1965 riot. Louisiana police practice riot tactics. [Operation Bootstrap Lewis KISASI - says people not suicide-prone anymore.] Job training programs in effect, but unemployment still 4 times national average. Militants see training as pacification program. Orgs. work together. Black leaders urge cool-down during Junior Mississippi trouble. [Rumor Control Center Celes KING - says center squelches rumors. Blacks more militant and determined today.] Black pride impt. [Econ. Dvt. Unit Ted CURTIS - says outbursts possible.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver