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NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 21, 1977
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(Studio) Consumer prices reported up for September .3%. Compared with August Annual inflation rate down.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Econs. said worried with regard to economy slowdown. Spendable income down; average hrs. worked per week down. Rising interest rates noted. Banks warned by White House Citibank of New York and others increase interest rates. Effect on business and employment noted. Failures of Carter administration noted. What Carter can do thought uncertain.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Carter makes trip to Midwest to win support. Carter speaks of jobs and economy in Detroit, Michigan.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Detroit,Ml) Film shown. [Lawrence HALL - speaks of unemployment.] [CARTER - promises his best effort.] Carter said to speak in generalities. [CARTER - speaks with regard to unemployment.] Humphrey-Hawkins bill noted. Carter does not endorse it or speak of admin's. urban program. Criticism of Carter by blacks and urban groups noted. Carter goes to Des Moines, Iowa, where, it is predicted, he will again criticize oil companies re: stance on energy plan.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

Chancellor, John;
Jamieson, Bob;
Levine, Irving R.

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