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NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 11, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter presents Medals of Freedom to Dr. Jonas Salk and to widow of Dr. Martin Luther King.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Carter says Salk relieved human suffering in field of health and King in field of human freedom. [SALK - hopes world will see Carter's recognition of importance of human rights and health.] [Mrs. Coretta KING - notes significance of Carter presenting award to King.] On Sunday, incoming director of NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) , Benjamin Hooks, says Carter not responding to concerns of blacks as many thought he would.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Carter press conference on Tuesday noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Woodruff, Judy

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