NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 13, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's concerns about civil defense reported to be cause for reviving program neglected for years Elaborate USSR civil defense noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Evacuation of big cities said to be center of new civil defense plan. Details of plan given, include present lack of facilities and lack of plans for more to house evacuees. [Civil Defense Preparedness director Bardyl TIRANA - wouldn't contemplate evacuation unless they knew people were leaving Moscow and Leningrad; describes risk of such move.] Reason for administration decision to revive program stated to be answering critics who point to USSR expenditures on civil defense Limited budget for United States program reported.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan
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