NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 05, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.
(Studio) Issues to be voted on in upcoming election in various parts of nation listed. Gay rights reported to be issue in Dade Cnty., Florida, which has had previous vote on issue, and in California.
REPORTER: John Hart
(Los Angeles, California) Details about Prop. 6 in California, measure that would provide for school boards to fire known homosexual teachers or those advocating gay rights, given. Measure noted to be proposed by state senate John Briggs and supported by fundamentalist church groups. [BRIGGS - stands virtually alone in California; has support of some pols., parents and orgs. Thinks God is on his side. Says moral line in United States must be drawn at some point and that's what Anita Bryant did and what he's trying to do.] Opposition to Briggs' proposed law by most California political leaders, like Governor Jerry Brown and former Governor Ronald Reagan, reported Latest Field poll results showing decrease in popularity of Prop. 6 outlined.
REPORTER: Heidi Schulman
(Miami, Florida) Gay rights activists' attempts to get gay rights ordinance passed in Dade Cnty., Florida, after resounding defeat on similar measure last year, detailed. New proposal noted to call for benefits for every minority imaginable. [Gay rights leader Bob KUNST - says people won't be voting on just gays this time, but for selves, families and country Thinks this shows supporters believe in Constitution and freedom.] Activity of Anita Bryant in opposing measure outlined. [BRYANT - speaks to religious rally.] Chance for passage of law stated.
REPORTER: Fred Francis
(Studio) American Med. Association newspaper's report on syphilis epidemic among American homosexuals detailed.
REPORTER: John Hart
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.