NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 16, 1971
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(Studio) Another report on city problems.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Newark, New Jersey) Newark leads United States cities in crime, VD, infant mortality, welfare. [Mayor Kenneth GIBSON - says lives in old area; doesn't move; being Mayor temporary job.] Despite clean' up drive last fall, Newark, New Jersey, still has garbage everywhere. [GIBSON - says people help keep Newark image as dirty city; Newark attracts poor people, resulting in housing, ed. problems.] Newark taxes very high. [GIBSON - feels peoples' attitude toward Newark poor; driving in car, points out run down park, abandoned office building, hotel.] Gibson says wherever United States cities going, Newark will get there 1st.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins