ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 05, 1977
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(Studio) Carter has full day in NYC.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(NYC) Presidential motorcade tours decaying New York City neighborhood. Film shown. South Bronx residents surprised by Carter's visit; request jobs. President goes on walking tour (Film shown); finds encouragement on Washington Avenue where Ramon Rueda turned federal subsidies and job training prog. into liveable neighborhood. [CARTER - is pleased by progress some neighborhood groups have made in the midst of deterioration& blight.] Carter's urban policy criticized for being slow and for neglecting human rights at home. Priority put on global human rights.
REPORTER: Ann Compton
(UN, NYC) Documents signed by Carter with regard to human rights at United Nations largely symbolic. (Film shown) Moshe Dayan announced early morning meeting with Carter resulted in new proposals for Mid. East peace conference Film shown Dayan reported one proposal possible solution to Palestinian participation. [DAYAN - says if Israeli government approves the working paper, then United States and Israel ready to go to Geneva.] Carter's trip to New York City ends with satisfaction with regard to Mid. East objective; administration now hopeful of equal success with USSR with regard to arms agreement.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(UN Plaza Hotel, NYC) Latest Mid. East negotiations centered at United Nations Plaza Hotel; object of discussions led by Carter and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance to get Mid. East peace conference convened in Geneva by end of year Film shown. Palestinian issue remains an obstacle. Report on Palestinians. Arabs decided Palestinians on West Bank should have equal representative at peace conf. Film shown. Israel refuses to recognize PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) representative due to terrorist tactics and political implications of recognizing Palestinian state. Carter broke with previous American policy with phrase "Palestinian Entity"; President further pleased Arab leaders making it essential to Mid. East-peace. Film shown. Israel claimed phrase "legitimate rights" with regard to Palestinians, used by Vance and Andrei Gromyko, implied Palestinian statehood; Israel chgd. they were sold out by US. Israelis pacified after mtgs. between Dayan and Carter. Rptd. that Israel would deal collectively with Arabs at some point in negotiations. Question of who would representative Arabs in collective delegation unresolved.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
(Studio) In Beirut, Palestinian guerrilla command chgs. Israel with shelling Moslem villages in Lebanon, breaking 10-day cease-fire.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
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