NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 02, 1975
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(Studio) Profile of Maynard Jackson follows.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman
(Atlanta, Georgia) In January `75, Jackson boxed Muhammad Ali with benefits going to black businesses. This fight staged, but certain other fights with political and business leaders not staged. Jackson working for new relationship among city officials. businessmen and people. [JACKSON - holes crime in Atlanta can be done away with.] Jackson demoted white chief of police and replaced him with college friend, Reginald Eaves; Eaves accused of being unqualified and incompetent, but Jackson stands by Eaves. Police problem conts. to be irritant to Jackson. ["Atlanta Constitution", Reg MURPHY - says Jackson injects race into every argument.] [JACKSON - says Atlanta race relations good, but problems still exist.] Jackson's relations with white business leaders have improved considerably since taking office. Bulk of his effort for black and poor; details given. [Georgia state senate Julian BOND - believes Mayor Jackson pro black but not antiwhite.] [JACKSON - says he intends to serve Atlanta as one city, not as black and white segments.] Jackson has personal charm and that's helping him.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff
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