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Carter / Inflation Speech / Reactions #498271

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 11, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's inflation fighting speech noted; outline given, include need for Congress to act on energy plan.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [CARTER - won't enact wage and price controls.] President's proposed limit on federal employees' pay increase in October reported [CARTER - calls for workers to accept lower pay raises and notes they have right to expect similar restraint in price increases] Other details of anti-inflation action planned by President given. [CARTER - will veto any farm legislature beyond that he's already recommended.] President's appointed of Robert Strauss as spec. inflation adviser noted. [CARTER - talks of need for sacrifice by all.] Tougher measures called for by some administration economists outlined.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Carter's speech noted as given to meeting of American Society of Newspaper Eds. in DC. Report on reaction of federal workers to President's call for limit on their pay increases
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Details given with regard to Carter proposal. [American Federal Govt. Employees president Kenneth BLAYLOCK - says if salaries not comparable, then maybe product shouldn't be so.] [Govt. EMPLOYEES - state feelings with regard to Carter proposal.]
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Studio) Report on reactions to President's request for local government employees to hold back on pay increase demands.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Los Angeles, California) [Los Angeles Mayor Thomas BRADLEY - likes Carter's vol. pay raise limit approach.] [Governor Jerry BROWN - thinks it will have to be more, but is moving in right direction. Notes such action has never been vol. before.]
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer

(Studio) History of inflation since 1964 reported; graph shown.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Details and exs. given of inflation situation since Carter's inauguration. Differences in some expenses under Gerald Ford and President Carter noted.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) Postponement of scheduled Segment 3 report on protective discrimination stated. Federal government's pledge to investigate exclusion of women from certain jobs on grounds of safety, made after Segment 3 report on Monday night, noted; possible illegality of this practice cited.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Bourgholtzer, Frank;
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Kiker, Douglas;
Levine, Irving R.;
Pettit, Tom

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