NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 28, 1977
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(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano signs regulations to enforce 1973 law prohibiting discrimination against handicapped.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Details of regulations noted. Will mean sweeping changes for any recipient of Department of Health, Education and Welfare funds. [CALIFANO - says it will be great new era of civil rights for handicapped.] Califano will ask Congress for money to help public school comply.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker
(San Francisco, California) Group of handicapped persons have held sit-in at HEW offices in San Francisco for 22 days. [CeCe WEEKS - says they have failed in no way.] [Mary Jane OWEN - says it's beginning of long march and they feel nation is listening and Carter has heard message.] Group to stay in offices until those in Washington, DC have returned. REPORTER: Rick Davis
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