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Andrew Young / Racism Remark #49353

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 07, 1977
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(Studio) United Nations ambassador Andrew Young meets with President Carter. Day started by briefing congress committee with regard to recent trip to Africa.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Capitol Hill) House International Relations Committee basically friendly toward young but criticism of Young's remarks with regard to racism and Gerald Ford noted. [Representative William BROOMFIELD - thinks statement undermines bipartisan foreign policy of government] [YOUNG - says comment concerns race's and culture's effect on foreign policy. Defines his meaning of racism.] [BROOMFIELD - asks if term also applies to former President Kennedy and Johnson.] [YOUNG - confirms.] [Representative William GOODLING - suggests an ambassador should count to 100 before spking.] [Representative Paul FINDLEY - regrets choice of Young's words but feels good about Young's role in African affairs.] [Representative Robert LAGOMARSINO - wants to know when Young is speaking for himself and for administration] [YOUNG - says if administration repudiates statement it's not their view.]
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(White House) Young's spirits high after meeting with President Carter. [YOUNG - says President understood true meaning of racism remark. President didn't urge him to stop speaking out.] President rptdly. believes Young's assets outweigh liabilities.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Cioffi, Lou;
Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry

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