NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 12, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter to hold news conference on Thursday; time noted. Has invited Panama's General Omar Torrijos to White House for talks with regard to Canal treaty and says he'll go back to public to argue for energy plan that Senator tore apart.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Carter says farewell to Nigeria's leader, Lieutenant General Obasanjo, and will now turn administration attention to getting public and congress support for energy package [CARTER - notes end of congress session nears; thinks it's important for him to go back to people to restate reasons energy plan needed. Thinks he'll be working with Congress, not going over its head.] Upcoming plans for pushing energy plan noted; Press Secretary Jody Powell says next weeks will tell if Congress can act.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson