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Carter / Urban Policy #498066

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 27, 1978
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(Studio) Carter administration's announcement of urban policy plan noted. Will involve most of federal government
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) White House invitation to neighborhood and local officials and black leaders to be present as President Carter announced plan mentioned. [CARTER - calls on all present and their orgs. to join in effort to conserve communities.] Details of policy listed. General favorable reaction of mayors at White House mtg. noted. [Detroit Mayor Coleman YOUNG - says Carter has challenged Congress, mayors and people to work together to meet needs of cities.] [US Conf. of Mayors president Lee ALEXANDER - cites items that remain of concern; says Carter has made bold step forward.] Sculpturing of urban policy to appeal to state and local govts. and to Congress, where only 1/4 of members represent cities, described.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Urban policy provision with regard to restoration or modernization of existing urban hsing. examined.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Report on Newark, New Jersey, for many years symbol of urban decay; city's benefit from Carter plan mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Newark, New Jersey) Newark's problems, many brought on by 1967 riots and not yet solved, outlined. Mayor Kenneth Gibson's view of aid to city from Carter urban policy cited. [GIBSON - thinks policy isn't enough, but it will help and is step in right direction.] Newark's attempts to revitalize self and additional aid that would be brought in by Carter urban policy outlined.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Simpson, Carole;
Woodruff, Judy

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