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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 07, 1977
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(Studio) High unemployment among minorities, especially young black men, noted. President Carter meets with black congress members and tells them that admin. policy in jobs area will change.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Carter meets with Congress Black Caucus after getting report from Labor Secretary Ray Marshall saying that high unemployment rate in August among nonwhites is due to failure of administration economy program to reach inner cities. President says full employment legislature will become one of top priorities now. [CARTER - says there will have to be reemphasis on government-sponsored employment opportunities for those who need them most.] Carter's comments on Humphrey-Hawkins bill noted. Caucus chairperson Parren Mitchell says today's commitment is more valuable than Carter's campaign promise. [MITCHELL - notes candidate is expected to make all kinds of promises, but President isn't expected to make promise he's not going to keep.]
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

Chancellor, John;
Lynch, Bill

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