NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 29, 1971
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(Studio) Brazil trying to conquer Amazon jungle.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Brazil, South America) Dirt road being built through Amazon jungle from Atlantic Ocean to Peru; trans-Amazon highway to run nearly 2,000 mile; road to cost $100 million; highest paid workers receive $180 per month; workers biggest enemies insects, weather; mining companies interested in diamonds, gold, copper, lead, tin, manganese; United States Steel surveying iron ore deposits.
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst
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